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#EndSARS: IGP picks DIG to Head SARS & Asks Operatives to stay off Civil Matters

#EndSARS: IGP picks DIG to Head SARS & Asks Operatives to stay off Civil Matters |

The Nigerian police force says henceforth, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) will be answerable to Joshak Habila, deputy inspector-general of police in charge of operations.

This was announced after Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), held a meeting with SARS commanders in Abuja.

#EndSARS: IGP picks DIG to Head SARS & Asks Operatives to stay off Civil Matters

The force said the DIG operations would be acting as SARS “strategic commander” in the country.

It also said a commissioner of police would be appointed as a field commander of all activities related to SARS in each state.

The police said the measures were part of the “proactive demonstration of its sensitives to the yearnings and demands of modern policing”.

“The NPF and its management being a responsible and a responsive institution has monitored various concerns generated,” the police tweeted via its handle.

“The concerns and counter agitation have painstakingly appropriated this valuable inputs from the Nigeria populace in line our democratic policing.”

The force added that in other to stem the remote concerns generated by perceived inadequacies of the squad, there will be direct supervision of SARS operation in each state command.

It said the supervision would be done under the commissioner of police in charge of the state via the deputy commissioner of police and assistant commissioner of police.

The police added that SARS operatives had been prohibited from “acting as body-body-guards, delving into land matters, personal disputes, debt collection and civil matters”

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