IGP orders immediate deployment of SWAT officers across Nigeria

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New IGP Abubakar Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate deployment of recently trained officers of the special Weapon and Tactical Team, SWAT.

Adamu ordered SWAT deployment for routine patrols across the country.

The IGP’s directive was addressed to the 17 Assistant Inspector Generals of Police in the Force and Commissioners of Police in Nigeria.

The IGP had inaugurated SWAT following the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS.

F-SARS was disbanded due to brutality and extortion of Nigerians.

The brutality perpetrated by the unit had led to a widespread protest tagged End SARS.