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EndSARS: Here’s everything you need to now about the new police unit SWAT

EndSARS: Here's everything you need to now about the new police unit SWAT

As Nigerians nationwide protest for the dissolution of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, used to replace the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Nigerian Police force through its Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, Wednesday announced the roles and limit of the new unit.

They include:

* No personnel of the defunct SARS will be selected to be part of the Tactical team

* Operations of the new Tactical team will be strictly intelligent-driven

* Members of the new Tactical team will by no means embark on routine patrols

* Members of the new Tactical team are barred from indiscriminate and unlawful search of phones, laptops, and other smart devices.

* Operatives of the new Tactical team must be free of any pending disciplinary matter especially those touching on misuse of firearms and abuse of human rights.

However, the new team were told to do the following:

* Mandate of the new tactical team

* Response to robbery attacks

* Response to scenes of weapon-related crimes

* Rescue operation

* Special operation involving high profile criminal

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Written by Eniola olugbemi

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