The IGP, in compliance with presidential directives, has ordered the immediate overhauling of the SARS to address complaints and allegations of human rights violations against some of the personnel of the outfit from members of the public in some parts of the country.
In the new arrangement, a new commissioner of police has been appointed as the overall head of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide. The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad previously under the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (FCIID) is henceforth to operate under the Department of Operations, Force Headquarters Abuja. The commissioner of police (FSARS) is answerable to the Inspector General of Police through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Department of Operations.
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In observance of full compliance with the presidential directives, the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad will be
intelligence driven and will be restricted to the prevention and detection of Armed Robbery, kidnapping and the apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences only.
New FSARS Commanders are being appointed for the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) across the country that will now exist and operate in the State and Zonal Commands under the Commissioner of Police (F-SARS) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja