#ENDSARS: Governors Tell IGP to Shelve SWAT, Says Timing Is Wrong

 

Nigeria's Inspector-General of police, Mohammed Adamu has been told to shelve plans to replace the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team by the Nigerian Governors Forum.

 
They urged him to “consult more before going ahead with his plans”.
 
The governors argued that the timing of the decision to form S.W.A.T was currently not auspicious because of the mood of Nigerians.
 
They noted that the public may misconstrue the idea as an attempt to dress the scrapped Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in fresh robes.
 
Chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi said this in a communique he signed after the forum’s teleconference meeting with the IGP, on Wednesday.
 
The communique was issued on Thursday.
 
He said the forum received a briefing from the IGP with regards to the nationwide end SARS protests and plans by the police Chief to carry out far-reaching reforms of the force to meet the challenges of crime management in modern times.
 
According to Fayemi, the IGP informed governors that the new SWAT team he was putting together will only carry out intelligence-based activities and will not be involved in regular operations.

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