The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has on Monday disclosed that training of a new police unit replacing the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, will begin next week.
He disclosed this while receiving a popular music artist, David Adeleke aka Davido, in his office at Force headquarters.
“We just disbanded SARS yesterday. So protesters should calm down and give us time to fix the problem. The general public will be part of the process of getting a new outfit.
“I’m talking to you so I will keep talking to many others and get civil societies involved and get their input towards the new unit,” Mr Adamu said.
Speaking with Davido, he noted that new unit would be made up of fresh personnel with a fresh orientation and not officers from the scrapped unit, adding that the new outfit would be intelligence-driven, properly trained and only act on special occasions that require their attention.
He also promised to investigate all cases of police brutality and bring perpetrators to book.
He said, “The issue of compensation to the families of those affected by SARS’ would be addressed when investigations are concluded.
“We want justice to be done and justice will be done.
“We admit the trust gap is wide but we will work to bridge that gap,” he said.
Meanwhile, Davido revealed that after meeting with Police authorities , he was given go ahead to setup an independent panel to evaluate SARS Officials.