IGP Orders Immediate Restructure Of SARS Nationwide

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Members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any SARS personnel anywhere in the country have been advised to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions.

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Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim/ Photo credit: Channels

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris has ordered the restructure of SARS across the country. This is following the current trend on social media calling for the scrapping of SARS from Nigeria.

The police chief said this in a statement that was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood in other to reorganize the SARS and investigate all allegation and complaints raised against SARS across the country.

“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris concerned with public interest and the need to reposition the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for more efficiency and effective service delivery to all has directed the immediate re-organisation of the SARS nationwide and instant investigation into all the allegations, complaints and infractions levelled against the personnel of the Special Anti Robbery Squad across the country by the IGP X-Squad of the Force,” the statement read in part.

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According to the new plan, a Commissioner of Police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.

“The Police Zonal Commands, State Commands and Divisions will continue to operate anti-crime units/sections, crime prevention and control squads and teams imperative to prevent and detect crimes and criminalities in their Area of Responsibilities, and other crack squads necessary to sustain law and order and protection of life and properties in their Area of responsibilities (AOR).

“Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police (F-SARS) at the Force Headquarters.

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“A Federal SARS Commander of a Rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and not below Superintendent of Police (SP) will be in charge of FSARS in State and Zonal Commands across the Country. All Commissioners of Police have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to comply with this directive with immediate effect and warn their personnel not to pose as SARS operatives. The IGP X-Squad has been mandated to go round the Commands and Police Formations nationwide to ensure strict compliance and apprehend any erring police officer,” the statement read.

Members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any SARS personnel anywhere in the country have been advised to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions.

IGP X-SQUAD

0902 690 0729 – CALLS 0903 227 8905 – SMS 0903 562 1377 – whatsapp

Email: integrityxsquad@gmail.com

FORCE PUBLIC COMPLAINT BUREAU

07056792065 Calls/SMS/whatsapp 08088450152 Calls/SMS/whatsapp

PUBLIC COMPLAINT RAPID RESPONSE UNIT (PCRRU)

08057000001 – Calls Only 08057000002 – Calls Only

08057000003 – SMS & whatsapp only   Twitter: @PoliceNG_PCRRU

www.facebook.com/PolicePCRRU

 

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