SARS operatives

The Nigeria Police Force has appointed CSP Peter Gana as the new head of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos State.

Gana’s appointment was confirmed on Thursday by the spokesperson of the Police, Zone 2 command, Dolapo Badmos.

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Speaking on the appointment, Badmos stated that Gana’s appointment was to put a stop to police brutality in Lagos.

She noted that this was in line with the directives of Adamu Ibrahim, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, and Imohimi Edgar, Commissioner of Police in the state.

In a post on Instagram, Badmos said: “As part of the moves by the force to ensure professionalism and accountability on the path of SARS operatives, officers with good antecedents and capability are to man the affairs of SARS.

“This necessitated the posting of CSP Gana, a breed like Abba Kyari, to take over Lagos special anti-robbery squad.

“A meeting with him left me in no doubt that under the directives of pragmatic AIG Adamu Ibrahim of zone 2 and proactive CP Imohimi Edgar, we will surely have a respite from complaint against SARS within the zone.

“Welcome on board officer Gana, I wish you best of luck as you settle down to work,” she wrote.