The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday, ordered the immediate deployment of officers under the Special Weapon and Tactical Team, SWAT.
Recall that the Nigerian Police Force had replaced the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS with SWAT following the call for its end across the country.
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.
The IGP directed 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.
A statement with reference number CH:5350/IGP.SEC/ABJ/VOL.20/340 was tagged “Deployment of Newly Formed Special Weapon and Tactical Team operatives,”
The statement read: “The Inspector General of Police directs that all recently selected and trained Special Weapon and Tactical Team (SWAT) operatives are to be deployed for routine duties across areas of responsibility immediately.”