On Sunday, October 11, the Inspector-General of police, Mohammed Adamu announced the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) after series of online and offline protests across the country calling for the end of SARS.
However, two days later, the IGP announced the creation of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) to fill the gaps left by SARS.
The announcement of the formation SWAT to replace SARS by the IGP did not go down well with Nigerians especially the youths who for several days have been protesting and calling on the government to end police brutality in the country.
Since the announcement on Tuesday, Nigerians have been wondering and asking about the identity of the officers that will constitute the new SWAT team.
The IGP has now disclosed the criteria for the selection of SWAT officers, noting that all former SARS officers cannot join the new SWAT team.
According to a memo issued by the police, one of the criteria for the selection of SWAT officers is that they must not have worked for SARS.
See the memo below.