IGP vows to check extra-judicial activities of FSARS operatives, others

IGP vows to check extra-judicial activities of FSARS operatives, others

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has pledged to check the extra-judicial activities of some personnel of Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Special Tactical Units.

 

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

 

Mba said that the IGP made the pledge during a courtesy visit by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare.

 

He reaffirmed the commitment of the IGP to reforming the Nigeria Police Force, particularly with regard to the activities of FSARS and other Special Tactical Units.

 

The FPRO called on Nigerians to exercise patience as the police reform was still in progress, adding that all the measures aimed at stopping extra-judicial activities in the force would be fully implemented.

 

Mba said that officers who had been found to be unruly and unprofessional in their dealings with the citizens, particularly the youth, had been arrested and were already facing disciplinary actions.

 

He said that the minister, in his remarks, commended the IGP for his prompt response in tackling the issues of unprofessionalism among some personnel of the force.

 

Mba said that Dare also called for stronger collaboration and mutual understanding between the police and the youth, underscoring the need for regular town hall meetings involving police spokespersons, civil society organisations and other critical stakeholders at the state police commands.

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