The Federal Government of Nigeria, has banned the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, STS, IRT & other Tactical Nigeria Police Force Squads operating at Federal, Zonal & Command levels from carrying out routine patrols & other conventional low-risk duties with immediate effect.
In a tweet via the Presidency of Nigeria page, the Federal Government wrote;
All FSARS, STS, IRT & other Tactical
Squads operating at Federal, Zonal & Command levels are hereby BANNED from carrying out routine patrols & other conventional low-risk duties – stop & search duties, checkpoints, roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT
The @PoliceNG authorities will step up monitoring of all activities of Tactical Squads (FSARS etc) and other police officers, nationwide, and ensure the prompt arrest, investigation and prosecution of all officers who violate these directives and other Force regulations. It added.
See pictures of the full memo below;