The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has reaffirmed his commitment to strict enforcement and Implementation of the recent ban on the Federal Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Special Tactical Units of the Force.
The IGP made this known during a courtesy call on him by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare on Monday, at the Force Headquarter, Abuja.
The IGP explained that measures aimed at checkmating a future occurrence of extra-judicial activities by some personnel of FSARS and other Tactical Units of the Force have been put in place and will be followed to the latter.
He reiterates that some of the officers who have been found to be unruly and unprofessional in their dealings with the citizens, particularly the youth, have been arrested and are already facing disciplinary actions.
IGP Adamu however called on the citizens to exercise patience as the reforms are still in progress.
In his remarks, the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare commended the IGP for his prompt response in tackling the issues and called for stronger collaboration and mutual understanding between the Police and the youth.
He also called for regular town hall meetings at various State Commands which will involve the Police Spokespersons, Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and other critical stakeholders to strengthen the synergy between the police and the citizens, especially the youth.
The IGP, while concurring with the Hon. Minister on the necessity for Town Hall meetings, a practice which he identified as a feature of community policing, reaffirmed the readiness of the Police, under his watch, to work with relevant stakeholders towards enhancing respect for the rights of the citizens and better bonding between the Police and the community at all times.