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Here’s What Nigerians Have to Say About the New Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit

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The Nigerian youths have been protesting for days now for the government to #EndPoliceBrutality and #EndSARS. Part of their wish was granted on the 11th of October when the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu announced that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had been dissolved.

This didn’t satisfy Nigerians as it was not the first time the unit was being dissolved, it was the fourth, and nothing had changed. The killings and brutalizing of youths by SARS officials went on and on. The dissolving of the unit didn’t stop the protest, even though President Muhammadu Buhari assured that the police will be reformed.

At this point, actions are all that count to the Nigerian youth… they have heard enough.

When the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was dissolved, the Police also released a “5 Things to Know about the Dissolution” statement.

The third point said, “a new policing arrangement for tackling the offences of Armed robbery and other violent crimes will be unveiled to the public soon.”

On Tuesday, 13th of October, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) was formed to replace the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The new Tactical Team SWAT is set to commence training next week

The Inspector-General of Police also ordered all defunct SARS personnel to report at the Force Headquarters for Debriefing, Psychological and Medical Examination.

Here’s what Nigerians have to say: