Police bar #SARS personnel from #SWAT


The Nigeria Police on Wednesday said no member of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad would be drafted into the newly formed Special Weapons and Tactical Team.

Force spokesman DCP Frank Mba said in an infographic that the team’s assignment would be mainly driven by intelligence.

He also said no policeman or woman with pending cases of human rights or firearms abuse would be allowed to serve in the new team.

He also stated that the SWAT members would not carry out routine patrols or engage in the indiscriminate search of phones, laptops and other personal property of Nigerians.