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IGP Orders Immediate Re-organization Of SARS, Investigation Of Allegations Raised

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The Inspector General of Police Idris Kpotun Ibrahim has ordered for the immediate re-organization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad known as SARS across the country.

This is in reaction to the #EndSars campaign on twitter which began on Saturday, December 2nd 2017, force Police Public Relations Officer Jimoh Moshood said in a statement on Monday,

“The Nigerian Police Force in reaction to the recent trends in social media with calls for scrapping SARS #ENDSARS, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered the re-organization of the squad across the country and investigations into all allegations and complaints raised.

“In this new arrangement, a commissioner of police is now the overall head of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja.

Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police (F-SARS) at the Force Headquarters.
A Federal SARS Commander of a Rank of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and not below Superintendent of Police (SP) will be in charge of FSARS in State and Zonal Commands across the Country.
All Commissioners of Police have been directed by the Inspector General of Police to comply with this directive with immediate effect and warn their personnel not to pose as SARS operatives.
The IGP X-Squad has been mandated to go round the Commands and Police Formations nationwide to ensure strict compliance and apprehend any erring police officer”, the statement added.

BigPen Online also reports that the IGP intends to introduce a new training to be organized by the Force Headsqueaters in collaboration with various civil societies in Nigeria.

It also directed all 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 are to report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions.

i. IGP X-SQUAD 0902 690 0729 – CALLS, 0903 227 8905 – SMS, 0903 562 1377 – whatsapp Email:

ii. FORCE PUBLIC COMPLAINT BUREAU: 07056792065 Calls/SMS/whatsapp, 08088450152 Calls/SMS/whatsapp Email:, Twitter: @PoliceNG
iii. PUBLIC COMPLAINT RAPID RESPONSE UNIT (PCRRU) 08057000001 – Calls Only 08057000002 – Calls Only 08057000003 – SMS & whatsapp only Twitter: @PoliceNG_PCRRU


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