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Nigieran police gives five ‘important facts’ about the new unit SWAT

Nigeria Police Force has declared that members of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will not be deployed to the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

This was confirmed by the Force Headquarters on Wednesday.

Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, gave five ‘important facts’ about the new unit.

They are;

  • No personnel of the defunct SARS will be selected to be part of the new Tactical Team;
  • Operations of the new Tactical Team will be strictly intelligence-driven;
  • Members of the new Tactical Team will by no means embark on routine patrols;
  • The new team are barred from indiscriminate and unlawful search of phones and laptops;
  • Operatives must be free of any disciplinary matter especially those touching on misuse of firearms or abuse of human rights.

The Police had ordered all SARS personnel to report to Abuja.

The security agency also assured that prospective SWAT members will undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility.

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