Following the ban of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) routine patrol, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has commended the decision of Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Channels TV reports that Nigeria’s second in command disclosed this on Sunday, October 4, while speaking to State House reporters at his residence in Abuja.
While describing the routine attacks on young people as infuriating, Osinbajo condemned the actions of some operatives he called bad “eggs of the Force.”
He called on the police to stick to their mandates. The vice president also applauded the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for speaking up against injustices meted out on young Nigerians by some security operatives.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commended the IGP for banning FSARS routine patrol. Photo credit: tolanialli
Recall that the inspector-general of police in response to call and agitation from Nigerians banned personnel of the FSARS from carrying out routine protocols.
This new directive from the IGP also affects operatives of other tactical squads of the police such as the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Anti-Cultism Squad.
The operatives, according to the order are to desist from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties – stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks.
Meanwhile, Lauretta Onochie, the personal assistant on social media to President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the call for the end of Nigeria Police Force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
In a tweet she posted on Sunday, October 4, Onochie said the way some staff of SARS are unprofessional in their dealings is identical to the unprofessionalism amongst the army, police, civil service, public service, traders, lawyers, doctors, journalists, teachers, and pastors, etc.