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Rivers State Commissioner Of Police Dismantles All SARS Structures In The State, Promised To Entrench Democratic & Community Policing

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PRESS RELEASE
RIVERS CP WARNS OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE COMMAND TO ENSURE FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE IGP’s DIRECTIVE ON THE DISSOLUTION OF SARS.
Following the Directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu NPM mni on the dissolution of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT, the Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G. Mukan psc (+) at the end of a meeting this morning with his Management Team and the Commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad Rivers Command, accordingly directed the Commander to ensure immediate and total compliance with the IGP’s Directive by dismantling all SARS structures in the State.

2. The CP who aligned himself totally with the position of the Inspector General of Police, warned that no stone will be left unturned to enforce full compliance, noting that the decision of the IGP was made in good faith and for the overall interest of the Force and the need to entrench democratic and Community policing.
3. Recall that in recent time, there have been public outcry and outrage against the activities of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad, which concerns drew the attention of the IGP leading to his taking certain germane steps to assuage the feelings of the public, which culminated in the complete dissolution of the outfit on Sunday 11th October, 2020.

4. The Commissioner of Police wishes to assure the good people of Rivers State, that the dissolution of SARS will not in any way affect
the security architecture of the Command, as a new policing arrangements to address the anticipated gaps the dissolution will cause will be put in place.
To this end, the CP, once again wishes to renew the Command’s commitment to ensuring that lives and property of citizens in the State are protected, while appreciating the citizens for expressing their concern for a better policing orientation in an organized, patriotic and civil manner.
5. Finally the public, particularly residents of the State are hereby enjoined to continue to support the Police with useful information that will promote security in the State and report any case of non-compliance, infractions, Human Rights Abuses and unprofessional conducts of our men to the following Numbers:-

ACP Innocent Umerie — AC Ops — 08033825393
Police Control Room — 08032003514, 08098880134
CP Monitoring Unit — 08035437061
PPRO — 08033396538

The Task Team set up by the Commissioner is up and running and is ready to respond to your complaint as timely as possible.

 

SP NNAMDI OMONI
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
RIVERS STATE COMMAND
PORT HARCOURT.

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