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Breaking! Presidency Bans FSARS, STS, Others From Patrolling, Road Checks, Others

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The Federal Government seems to have heard the cries of Nigerians and have now banned the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Special Tactics Squadron (STS) others from patrolling the streets and performing checks.

This is coming after the recent killing of a young man in Ughelli, Delta state, where  SARS operatives reportedly shot the man dead and went away with his car.

In a series of tweets, via the Presidency official Twitter account, the Federal government banned all FSARS, STS, IRT & other Tactical @PoliceNG Squads operating at Federal, Zonal & Command levels from carrying out routine patrols & other conventional low-risk duties – stop & search duties, checkpoints, roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – WITH IMMEDIATE Effect.

The tweets read;

“All FSARS, STS, IRT & other Tactical @PoliceNG Squads operating at Federal, Zonal & Command levels are hereby BANNED from carrying out routine patrols & other conventional low-risk duties – stop & search duties, checkpoints, roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT.

“Henceforth, no @PoliceNG personnel is authorized to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti.

All Police Force personnel must always appear in their police uniforms or approved tactical gear.

“All Tactical Squads must also desist from the invasion of the privacy of citizens particularly through indiscriminate and unauthorized search of mobile phones, laptops and other smart devices.

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“Henceforth,the Commissioner of Police in charge of FSARS, Commissioners of Police in charge of State/FCT Commands as well as their supervisory Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police, will be held liable for any @PoliceNG misconduct within their Area of Responsibility (AOR).

“The @PoliceNG authorities will step up monitoring of all activities of Tactical Squads (FSARS etc) and other police officers, nationwide, and ensure the prompt arrest, investigation and prosecution of all officers who violate these directives and other Force regulations.

“The @PoliceNG_CRU will also continue to be available to receive and investigate complaints against Police Officers, for appropriate action. Citizens are encouraged to make available full details of incidents to the Unit, using any of their contact details, outlined below:”

They tweets were followed by an official letter and numbers for contacting the Nigeria Police Force’ Complain Response Unit.

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