Finally, IGP cracks down on SARS

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President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris

Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris on Thursday took a decisive step against impunity by Special Anti-Robbery Squad officers by unveiling channels and numbers for aggrieved citizens to make complaints.

A police statement reads: “Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) personnel anywhere in the country should report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions.

“IGP X-SQUAD 0902 690 0729, 08078662130, 08174041000 – CALLS 0903 227 8905 – SMS 0903 562 1377 – whatsapp Email: [email protected]

“IGP MONITORING UNIT [email protected] 08036242591

“FORCE PUBLIC COMPLAINT BUREAU 07056792065 Calls/SMS/whatsapp 08088450152 Calls/SMS/whatsapp Email: [email protected], [email protected] Twitter: @PoliceNG facebook.com/ngpolice

“PUBLIC COMPLAINT RAPID RESPONSE UNIT (PCRRU) 08057000001 – Calls Only 08057000002 – Calls Only 08057000003 – SMS & whatsapp only Twitter: @PoliceNG_PCRRU facebook.com/PolicePCRRU.”

There had been complaints about misconduct by SARS officers, including extra-judicial murder, extortion and outright criminality.

This led to the formation of an #EndSARS movement and street protests across many Nigerian cities.

 

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