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Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by ijustdey: 1:09pm On Oct 16
The creation of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team as replacement for the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is hasty, governors said on Thursday.

They urged Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu to “immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholders”.

The governors made their position known on the raging protests across the country against the brutality by operatives of the defunct SARS, in a communiqué released after the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) meeting. The meeting was held on Wednesday in Abuja.

The protesters have also rejected the creation of SWAT which they described as SARS incarnate.

But the Inspector-General of Police has assured that no SARS operative will be accommodated in SWAT.

The communiqué, signed by NGF chairman Dr. Kayode Fayemi, confirmed that the IG briefed the meeting on the steps being taken.

Nevertheless, they said: “Even though the creation of SWAT might be necessary and in good faith, the timing is inauspicious as the mood of the nation negates it and may understandably be misinterpreted as a surreptitious move to dress FSARS in another garb;

“Governors agreed that there was need for greater consultation with the public before any decision is taken;

“Governors advised the IGP to immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholders and agree on a format of engagement with all state officials in order to address concerns; and that state leadership should meet simultaneously nationwide, to address matters arising.

“Members also recommended that the IGP, the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Council should immediately review the remuneration and emoluments of police officers and explore ways to fund this in order to incentivize and motivate police officers who have pledged themselves in service of the country;

“Governors emphasised that reforms must include the training and retraining of operatives on the rules of engagement with the general public; Policing in Nigeria must ensure freedom for all Nigerians to carry out their lawful and legitimate businesses anywhere in the country without fear of harassment, intimidation or molestation.

“Governors advised that throughout the reform process, the room for consultation may include sessions and direct feedback from the public, stressing that there is no single solution that applies to all the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

The governors called for the prosecution of policemen found to have engaged in extra-judicial killings and other arbitrary conduct. They called for compensation for victims of police brutality.

“Governors were unequivocal that all police officers who participated in the abuse or actions that might have led to injury or the death of innocent citizens must be fished out and brought to book while other Nigerians who have been adversely affected by police brutality or other actions that were injurious to them or their loved ones, should be compensated;

“Each state is to set up a panel for compensation to all victims and see to it that the necessary compensation is made to those who deserve them.

“This must be systematically done to ensure that nobody who deserves to be compensated, is left out.

“The forum directed its secretariat to work with the police authority to develop a framework for setting up a panel of enquiry across all States to determine claims and compensation.

“Governors are aware that some states have already started engaging protesters and urged all States that have not commenced same to invite all stakeholders in the matter to resolve these issues.

The communiqué added: “Governors were unanimous in their support for the IGP and endorsed his plan to carry out far-reaching reforms geared towards greater effectiveness, accountability and transparency;

“Members called for increased regularity in the meetings of the Nigeria Police Council in order for it to effectively carry out its regulatory and supervisory roles as contained in the Nigerian Constitution.

“Governors enjoined the IGP to be ready to forge stronger partnerships with state governments and the civil society to improve civil relations between the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Public.

“Members also agreed that the concerns of the public went beyond a need for Police/FSARS reforms and included a demand for better governance.

“They noted the need to engage, consult the public and take decisions that address the underpinning issues leading to the protests;

“Members noted that some states had already started the process of engaging protesters and urged all States to engage all stakeholders for a collectively agreed resolution;

“Members praised Mr. President who has acknowledged that the protests and demonstrations reflect genuine concerns of many Nigerians and urged for a speedy implementation of all the agreed points.”

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by danielconstant: 1:11pm On Oct 16
Analogue brains advising eachother....#werey wey dey disguise.

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Sirmwill: 1:15pm On Oct 16
IG is already confused sef cheesy

#EndSars

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Guyman02: 8:19pm On Oct 16
There is an annual budget for SARS which the IGP doesn't want to lose, that's why he hastily created SWAT which he stole from NSCDC to divert the funds meant for the disbanded SARS

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by praiseneo(m): 8:19pm On Oct 16
Which oloribu SWAT gaan sef
Una de mad ni?

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by sojayy(m): 8:19pm On Oct 16
All these polithiefcian are now taking side with #endsars to save their faces abi

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by EyezofGod120: 8:19pm On Oct 16
angry this people no get atom of sense

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by LosC: 8:19pm On Oct 16
Who needs Femi Adesina's phone number so you can show him love

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by blinking001(m): 8:19pm On Oct 16
Confused lots
Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Tiyi(m): 8:20pm On Oct 16
To be honest, all part of the country is corrupt from institutions to religious center and so on... Imagine federal govt telling Governors to pay for the atrocity committed by Fsars..
This governors need to represent well, why is there no motion to impeach Buhari, after all, we all know he's incompetent.. reps are acting stupid, senators are even foolish. those representing us are mad..

Things have to change now
#say no to incompetency at all level

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Auladimeji(m): 8:20pm On Oct 16
They created nothing, they have been in existence

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by ultimategos(m): 8:20pm On Oct 16
#RestructureNigeriaNow
#EndUnemployment
#BuhariResign
#EndCorruption
#StopSenators29MillionSalary
#EndElectricityHike
#EndFuelHike
#EndBadGovernance

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by ugolinze123(m): 8:20pm On Oct 16
This is what you get when incompetency leads the literate...you cancel special Robbery squard now now and the next day you don create swat with new uniforms. When and how did you recruit fresh men to fill in those gaps or you think say we no get sense....

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by dynicks(m): 8:20pm On Oct 16
Whether its creation was hasty or not, SARS or any sister creation of it must END!!

NIGERIANS BE HOLDING THESE CREATURES AT VERY DELICATE POINTS LIKE...

END CORRUPTION OR WE GO HAYWIRE!!

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by xynerise: 8:20pm On Oct 16
They thought it was business as usual.

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by SimplyFacts: 8:21pm On Oct 16
It shall be well

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by rrikado(m): 8:21pm On Oct 16
IG is a stupid man

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by oluwaseunamos33(m): 8:21pm On Oct 16
Ok
Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Emmyreal4: 8:21pm On Oct 16
#EndIGP

The current IGP is a flop

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by maak400: 8:21pm On Oct 16
We have been sleeping for too long in this country, imagine each senator earning 1.2 Million Naira for newspaper allowance shocked
This must stop!!!

#RestructureNigeriaNow
#EndUnemployment
#BuhariResign
#EndCorruption
#StopSenators29MillionSalary
#EndElectricityHike
#EndFuelHike
#EndBadGovernance
#EndNigeria

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Kingdemu: 8:21pm On Oct 16
The protesters have blocked the Airport Road in Abuja, causing traffic gridlock that led many people to miss their flights. I'm one of the victims of this crass lawlessness.

This is getting out of control. It is crucial that the authorities move quickly to end this nonsense and restore order.

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Walexdubia(m): 8:21pm On Oct 16
Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Omezif(m): 8:22pm On Oct 16
It's not hasty since every urgent solutions are allowed to tackle of what lead in protesting.
Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by kalvoken(m): 8:22pm On Oct 16
Of course the aboki think sey na business usual

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Lyoncrescent: 8:22pm On Oct 16
Story. There have been so many reports on police reform and there was a presidential panel on sars reform last year. Not one of these reports or reforms have been implemented and our IG hurriedly created SWAT

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Caseywilliams(m): 8:22pm On Oct 16
no be only swat 😂😂😂
Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by BruncleZuma: 8:22pm On Oct 16

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Re: Creation Of SWAT Hasty, Governors Tell IG Adamu by Stevengold(m): 8:22pm On Oct 16
grin after now Bubu will express his shock over the creation of SWAT. Just wait and see.

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