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
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.