Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare, Monday morning, visited the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu over alleged brutality by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) .
Dare who revealed this via his twitter handle wrote, “This morning I visited the IGP for further discussions on the activities of FSARS and the need to end the harassment, profiling and dehumanization of our youth by some bad officers. IGP gave strong assurances on deep reforms, sanctioning of officers and protection of the youth.
“The strict enforcement and implementation of the recent ban of FSARS and similar squads alongside the need to allow the youth go about their legitimate activities formed the core of our meeting this morning.
“Among other things, it was agreed that a Youth-Police Townhall meeting series across the county should commence soon under the watch of the MYSD. These meetings will serve as a check on the relationship between the two before things deteriorate. This is an early warning system.
“Government is unequivocal that the police brutalities against our youth must stop. I am happy about the commitment of the IG of Police to ridding the force of bad eggs but more, to stop the painting our youth as ‘Yahoo boys’. President Buhari is also fully committed to our Youth.”
On Sunday, the IGP pronounced ban on various activities of FSARS across the country.
IGP Adamu ordered the operatives to stop routine patrol, stop and search, traffic movement, roadblocks among others.