A press release by spokesman of the Nigerian Police, DCP Frank Mba, indicates that the Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered all men of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) to report at the force headquarters.
The statement by Mba also reads that the IGP has set up a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team that will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of SARS.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination. The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.
The medical examination will be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit(PCSU), a Unit, which henceforth shall engage in psychological management, re-orientation and training of officers of Force deployed for tactical operations and other duties. The unit which is domiciled with the Force Medical Department and coordinated by Force Medical Officers, has its memberships drawn amongst psychiatrists, psychologists, medics, pastors and imams, public relation practitioners, civil society and other human right groups with relevant qualification and expertise.
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