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NIGERIA POLICE FORCE SAYS OF THE NOW-DEFUNCT SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD (SARS) WILL BE A PART OF NEWLY CONSTITUTED SPECIAL WEAPONS AND TACTICS(SWAT) TEAM

The police have said that no member of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will be a part of the newly constituted Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.

This was disclosed in a statement via twitter by the police spokesman Mr. frank Mba.

Following a very intense protest that has lasted for days, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, dissolved the infamous subunit of the force, SARS.

Two days after disbanding SARS, the IGP set up a SWAT unit, however, this move did not go down well with those who had protested for the dissolution of the anti-robbery squad, causing them to change the mantra from #EndSARS to #EndSWAT.

The call for the disbanding of the new unit is hinged on the arguments suggesting that the decision to immediately replace SARS operatives with SWAT is hasty and unpremeditated.

The statement noted that the operations of the Tactical Team will be strictly intelligence-driven.

Mr. Mba’s communique also states that those who will be members of the new Tactical Team must be free of any pending disciplinary matter especially those that touch on misuse of firearms and abuse of human rights.

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