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Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has reaffirmed his commitment to the ongoing reforms in the Nigerian Police Force, especially as it relates to the activities of the Federal Anti-Theft Squad (FSARS) and other Special Tactical Units of the Strength.

The IGP made this known during a courtesy visit by the Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare, on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja.

The IGP called on the public to be patient as the reforms in FSARS et.al are still in progress, noting that all the measures already announced aimed at checking a future occurrence of extrajudicial activities by FSARS personnel and other Tactical Units of the Force will follow the latter.

A statement from the Public Relations Officer of the Force, DCP Frank Mba, said that the IGP reiterated that some of the officers who have found themselves rebellious and unprofessional in their dealings with citizens, particularly young people, have been arrested and are already facing Disciplinary actions. .

In his comments, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare commended the IGP for its prompt response in addressing the issues and called for stronger collaboration and mutual understanding between the Police and the youth.

It also convened regular public meetings at various State Commands that will involve Police Spokespersons, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other critical stakeholders to strengthen synergy between police and citizens, especially youth.

The IGP, while agreeing with the Minister on the need for town hall meetings, a practice that it identified as a characteristic of community policing, reaffirmed the readiness of the Police, under its supervision, to work with relevant stakeholders to improve respect for rights. of citizens and a better connection between the Police and the community at all times.

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