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SARS to adopt less lethal weapon system

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase,
has said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will
soon adopt less lethal weapons such as stun guns
for its operations.

Arase disclosed this at the launching of Nigeria
Police Force Complaint Response Unit (CRU) on

He also relaunched SARS with a new identity at the
Force Headquarters in Abuja.

The IGP said the Taser otherwise known as stun
guns would reduce fatalities associated with lethal

According to him, the launch also became
important considering unprofessional conducts
and consistent abuse of the public especially
during operations.

He said these complaints had been a thing of
concern to previous leaderships of the Force.

“This is because aside from being a major source
of public disdain for the force, these negatives also
constitute sources of litigation and attendant huge
garnishee orders hanging on the lean budgetary
profile of the force.

“Most importantly, it raises questions as to why a
police force constitutionally emplaced and armed
to protect lives and property of the citizens would
evolve to one that becomes uncivil to the same
citizens by their actions or inactions or dress
menacingly to build a wedge between them and the
citizens,” Arase said.

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