The Commissioner of Police, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Haliru Gwandu, has maintained that the police is committed to reforming the SARS personnel for improved security.
The commissioner made this known while speaking at a Seminar on, “The Effective Response of the Nigeria Police Force to the Curbing of Crimes in Nigeria: The role of SARS.”
Gwandu, who was represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fidelis Okafor, stated that SARS was a unit set up to counter violent crimes, cultism, robbery and kidnapping.
He said: “Measures are being taken to make federal SARS more accountable, reliable and dependable by lecturing them weekly on the content of the SOP and its responsibilities.
“These responsibilities which are the duty of the unit is to curb violent crimes, robbery among others, on no account should SARS engage in handling civil and commercial cases.
“They are not to engage in stop and search except there is a distress call; they must always appear in their uniforms and not be part of VIP convoy.
“Several training have also been carried out for the personnel on human rights and investigation and more is still being done for a better SARS.”