IGP Adamu Mohammed Ends FSARS’ Excesses
The newly appointed Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday decentralized the operation of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
The squad, according to the acting IG, will henceforth operate under the state commissioners while the force headquarters unit will work under DIG, Federal Criminal and Intelligence Department.
Adamu has also put a stop to all other investigation panels formed by his predecessor, Ibrahim Idris, such as Special Tactical Squad, IG Monitoring and Intelligence Team, Special Investigation panel and others.
The new IG, while addressing the media after the announcement of the new mode of operation, said policing under his watch would be citizen centred and rule driven. He further noted that police has never been successful in alienating its citizens.
Reacting to the move of Adamu, Nigerians have praised the acting IG for the ongoing reformation in the Nigeria Police Force.
The reformation, according to many, has laid to rest the outcry by Nigerians against the human rights abuse by FSARS operatives.
Recall that, over the years, several Nigerians have been sent to an early grave by the Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad over excessive use of force, extra judicial killings. arbitrary detention, torture and extortion.