IGP Announces new squad to replace disbanded SARS

The Inspector general of Police, Mohammad Adamu has established a new unit called the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) squad to “fill the gaps” left by the notorious police unit, Federal Special Anti-robbery squad(F-SARS).

“The IGP has also set up a new Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) Tram will fill the gaps arising from dissolution of the defunct SARS. Prospective members will undergo psychological and medical examination for this assignment,” a presidential aide Johannes Tobi tweeted.

The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.

“They are to commence training next week.”

Police PRO, Frank Mba had said that 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 the Force deployed for tactical operations and other duties.

The Unit, which is domiciled with the Force Medical Department and coordinated by the Force Medical Officer, has its membership drawn from amongst psychiatrists, psychologists, medics, pastors and imams, Public Relations practitioners, Civil Society and other Human Rights groups with relevant qualifications and expertise.

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