- The police have created an avenue for Nigerians to make complaints about FSARS and other tactical squads
- Social media handles where complaints can be registered were also made available by the police
- The new measures were taken shortly after IGP Adamu baned FSARS and police tactical squads from routine protocols
The Nigerian Police Force has released phone numbers where the public can make reports against members of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other tactical squads.
The police public relations department in a thread of tweets on Sunday, October 4, said the measure was taken to deepen transparency and accountability in the operations of policing.
The police also included social media handles through which complaints can be made about the activities of the operatives.
Below are the various numbers for making complaints:
1. Complaints about IGP Monitoring Unit:
2. Complaints about FSARS:
2. Complaint on social media and e-mail:
Force public complaint bureau
Twitter: @PoliceNG http://facebook.com/ngpolice
4. Complaint Response Unit (CRU):
08057000001 – Calls Only
08057000002 – Calls Only
08057000003 – SMS & WhatsApp only
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has banned personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (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.
In another report, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has hailed the ban on FSARS from conducting routine patrols.
Osinbajo also called on the police to stick to their mandates.
The vice president applauded the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for speaking up against injustices meted out on young Nigerians by some security operatives.
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