Sokoto Police Launches FSARS



By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The Sokoto state Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has launched the newly transformed Federal Special Anti-rubbery Squad (FSARS).

At the launch, which took place at the headquarters of the Mobile Police, 23 officers demonstrated the newly acquired skills as SARS.

‎Commissioner of Police, Salihu Fagge said that the trained squad was trained to “produce a rebranded SARS to rhyme with the new security challenges.

“They have been trained in use of firearms, human rights, counter discharge operations, etc to contribute in the fight against crime, not only in Sokoto alone but also in the country.”

He added that with the development, bad elements had no place to continue to live in Sokoto. “I advise those with criminal intent to, in their own interests, relocate to other places because, Sokoto is no longer a safe haven for them.”

In demonstrating their acquired skills after the training, the officers dismantled and coupled their riffles in less than fifteen seconds.

In a related development, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara (Zone 10), Muhammadu Tambari Yabo has said the officers and men of the zone had geared up for zero tolerance against corruption and terrorism.

During a familiarization tour ‎of the newly posted AIG, who is the first indegineous and 18th AIG to the Police Headquarters, said that officers and men of the zone must contribute to make the zone corruption-free.

“You must all be ready to queue in to the change mantra of the Federal Government, especially as it affects the fight against corruption and indiscipline,” he said.

While warning against the return of road blocks in Sokoto state, Yabo also warned against “undue detention” and instructed that “accused persons must be charged to court without delay.”

He further warned that any officer found wanting would not be spared.  

Posted by Abdallah el-kurebe