The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reaffirmed his pledge to reform the Federal Anti-robbery Squad and other tactical units of the Force.
The IG said this in Abuja when the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, paid a courtesy call on him.
This was contained in a statement by the force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba.
The IG called on the citizens to exercise patience, noting that the reforms in FSARS were still in progress, adding, all the announced measures aimed at checkmating a future occurrence of extra-judicial activities by some personnel of FSARS and other tactical units of the Force will be implemented.
He reiterated that some of the officers who have been found to be unruly and unprofessional in their dealings with the citizens, particularly the youth, have been arrested and were already facing disciplinary actions.
In his remarks, Dare commended the IG for his prompt response in tackling the issues and called for stronger collaboration and mutual understanding between the police and the youth.
He also called for regular town hall meetings at various state commands which would involve the police spokespersons, civil society organisations and other critical stakeholders “to strengthen the synergy between the police and the citizens, especially the youth.”
This development is coming admist the call for an end to the FSARS by members of the public due to the increase in incessant killings by the FSARS. Also lending a voice to this movement is the Senior pastor of Omega fire ministry International, Apostle Johnson Suleman. Via his twitter handle he iterated that SARS should be proscribed as they are a disgrace to the police force and worse than the ‘criminals’ they claim to be against. He further stated that their trigger-happy nature have rendered mothers childless, sent youths on premature extinction, wasted destinies and they will surely reap what they have sown.
There have also been speculations of various protests being planned across different states in the country, all to the same end.