The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has on Monday, said that the training of a new Police Unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, will commence next week,
He promised to investigate all cases of brutality by SARS Operatives, and bring the perpetrators to book.
The IGP spoke when David Adeleke, aka Davido, a Nigerian Superstar Singer, visited him at the Force Headquarters, in Abuja, over the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
He said that with SARS being disbanded, there is need to set up a new structure to carry out the duties of the defunct Police Unit, which is the fighting of violent crimes.
The IGP noted that the new outfit would be intelligence-driven, properly trained, and only act on occasions that required their attention.
He stated that the Unit would be made up of fresh Personnel with a new orientation, and not Officers from the scrapped Unit.
According to the IGP, opportunities would be created for members of the public to make inputs into the formation of the new Unit.
He however, called for calm, noting that, Davido‘s visit to talk about the issue, was the best way to deal with the current problem.
His words: “We just disbanded (SARS) yesterday (Sunday), so protesters should calm down and give us time to fix the problem. The general public will be part of the process of getting a new outfit.
“I am talking to you so, I will keep talking to many others, and get civil societies involved, and get their input towards the new Unit.”
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