The IG of police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered that all FSARS, STS, IRT & other Tactical police squads operating at Federal, zonal and command levels be banned indefinitely from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low risk duties, such as stop & search, checkpoints, etc.
This is coming after massive public outcry following the illicit operations being carried out by these squads most notoriously, SARS all in the name of Public safety. The #EndSARS call has been one being implored by countless Nigerians who have in one way or the other being negatively affected by their activities.
This ban comes as a welcome development, and the police High command is still being called to outline stricter measures to either permanently curb their operations, or limit it.
See the full statement from the IGP below: