The Inspector-Normal of Police, IGP Abubakar Adamu, has banned the personnel of the Federal Particular Anti-Theft Squad (FSARS).
The police power in a press release signed by PPRO, Frank Mba demanded that every one cease and search duties and patrols by SARS be terminated with instant impact.
That is following the nationwide outcry by Nigerians over the harassment and killing of youths by SARS.
The IGP additionally warned towards invasion of privateness of residents, unauthorized search of telephones and laptops.
The police boss ordered that no personnel ought to seem in mufti however uniforms throughout patrols or tactical assignments.
A part of the state that learn: “FSARS, STS, IRT & different Tactical @PoliceNG Squads working at Federal, Zonal & Command ranges are hereby BANNED from finishing up routine patrols & different typical low-risk duties – cease and search duties, checkpoints, roadblocks, visitors checks, and so forth with instant impact.
“All Tactical Squads should additionally desist from the invasion of the privateness of residents notably by way of indiscriminate and unauthorized search of cellphones, Laptops and different sensible units.”