‘End SARS, not Ban SARS’ Nigerians tell IGP
NEWSMAN, Abuja – Following the announcement of the ban on the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (FSARS) from routine patrols and other conventional duties, Nigerians on various social media handles are asking for an end of SARS operation, and not just a ban on their activities.
It is no news that this will be the fourth time in four years that a ban will be placed on the FSARS over alleged incessant killings, brutality, harassment of youths and various abuses of human rights.
It will be recalled that the IGP had in December 2017, June 2018, January 2019 and in February this year, made related announcements of a ban of SARS and an immediate restructuring of the outfit.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, had in a statement on Sunday announced the ban of the personnel of the FSARS. Meanwhile, many Nigerians have called for an end to its operations.
The Special Anti Robbery Squad which is a unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, was established to detain, investigate, and prosecute people involved in crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping, and other forms of crimes, but has now become a controversial police unit in Nigeria.