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IGP Sets Up New Policing Unit, SWAT To Replace SARS

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Nigeria’s inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu has set up a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit to replace the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit.

After a week long protest to end police brutality and agitation to end the rogue SARS, the unit has now been disbanded and replaced with SWAT.

According to Daily Trust, members of the SWAT team will undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility, they are also to begin training at different police tactical training institutions next week.

Also, personnels of the defunct SARS are to report at the Force Headquarters Abuja for “debriefing, psychological and medical examination,” according to a statement released Tuesday by Force Spokesman Frank Mba.

“The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.”

A newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit will carry out medical examination on the defunct SARS personnel on rec all.

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