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Nigeria bans notorious police unit from ‘stop and search’ duties

Citizens are calling for an end to police brutalities using the hashtag to share stories of their experiences.

The police statement on Sunday said “no personnel of the Force is authorised to embark on patrols or tactical assignments in mufti. They must always appear in their police uniforms or approved tactical gear.”

The police units have also been banned from “invasion of privacy of citizens particularly through indiscriminate and unauthorised search of mobiles, laptops and smart devices”.

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There have been reactions on social media following the news of the SARS police unit being banned from its duties.

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