In a statement issued on their official Facebook page, the Nigeria Police Force has come forward to say that the reorganization of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has already begun.
The statement called on the general public to understand that while there are some bad eggs in the SARS basket, a lot of other policemen are good and commendable.
Read the full statement below.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, MNI, concerned with Public Interest on allegations, complaints and grievances of some members of the public, especially those registered on Social Media, against the activities of some members of SARS has so far made consequent orders for the rehabilitation and reform of SARS. This reorganization was announced three days ago. We are certain that Nigerians have begun to see the impact of these reforms and in the coming days, it would even be more visible.
It is important we highlight that irrespective of some infractions from few personnel of SARS who allegedly acted against the ethics of the Police Profession which are now being investigated, majority of Police personnel attached to SARS are good, sound, disciplined and commendable officers. We assure the general public that we are sieving out the wheat from the chaff in this regard.
We must also highlight that the Federal SARS (FSARS) play a fundamental role in Nigeria’s Security architecture. They have been primarily instrumental to dropping the previously high rate of crime such as armed robbery across the country; we must not discountenance their good work – which they continue to do.
We also commend Nigerians, who out of patriotism, called for these reforms in SARS. Rest assured we are a listening Force working for the good of our country.
We call on Nigerians to Support FSARS to become better, and serve the county better.