Breaking: SARS Reform: Buhari Approves Creation of State Police

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…Directs IG to Dismiss 37 Police Officers

Following recommendations from the presidential panel on the reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS),President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, approved the creation of state and local government policing system.

The President also directed the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed and the Solicitor General of the Federation/Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice to liaise with the National Human Rights Commission to work out the modalities for the dismissal of 37 police officers found to have violated the rights of Nigerian citizens.

He also approved the prosecution of 24 officers, including unraveling the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of human rights of innocent citizens.

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