Nigerian Police release phone numbers to lodge complaints against SARS
London, June 15, 2018 (AltAfrika)-In a bid to curtain excesses of members of the special anti-robbery squad of the Nigeria Police Force known as SARS, the police have released phone numbers and email addresses for the public to lodge complaints against personnel of SARS across the country.
In a series of tweets, the police said the public could report any incident for “investigation and further actions”.
“Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their rights by any Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) personnel anywhere in the country should report through any of the following channels for investigation and further actions,” the tweet read.
0902 690 0729, 08078662130, 08174041000 – CALLS
0903 227 8905 – SMS
0903 562 1377 – whatsapp
“IGP MONITORING UNIT
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
“PUBLIC COMPLAINT RAPID RESPONSE UNIT (PCRRU)
08057000001 – Calls Only
08057000002 – Calls Only
08057000003 – SMS & whatsapp only
Nigeria Policing Programme (NGO)
In December 2017, many Nigerians took to social media to call for the proscription of SARS over its alleged brutality.
Thereafter, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), ordered the reorganisation of the squad.
Months after, the campaign has resurfaced on various social media platforms, with citizens saying the alleged brutality by SARS operatives is getting worse.