The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has announced the formation of a new police unit to replace SARS.
In a press release signed by the Force PRO Frank Mba, Special Weapons And Tactics, SWAT is the new unit to fight violent crime and kidnappings.
According to the release, Members of the SWAT team will undergo psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility.
They are to begin training at different police tactical training institutions next week.
Personnel from police commands in the south east and south south will train at the Counter-Terrorism College, Nonwa-Tai, Rivers State.
Personnel from commands in the north at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ende, Nasarawa State
Those from the south west will train at the Police Mobile Force Training College, Ila-Orangun, Osun State.
Members of the dissolved SARS are to report to Abuja for debriefing and psychological examination.
“The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.”
A newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit will carry out medical examination on the defunct SARS personnel on recall.
The unit will henceforth engage in psychological management, reorientation and training of officers deployed for tactical operations.
Its members include psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, pastors, imams, public relations experts, civil society and human rights groups in the Police’s medical department and coordinated by a medical officer.