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IGP disbands special tactical squad over raid on Clark’s home

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Affected officers ‘undergoing disciplinary procedures’

Jude Johnson

The Inspector General of Police (IGP),  Ibrahim  Idris,  has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS) and the redeployment of all the personnel of the squad to other departments/formations of the Force.

The Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), DCP Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Friday, said the senior Officers attached to the erstwhile IGP-STS were linked with  the controversial raid at the Abuja home of the former Commissioner for Information and Niger Delta leader, Chief Edwin Clark.

According to Moshood the officers  “who were linked with complicity or played conspiracy role(s) in the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja on September 4, 2018 are now undergoing strict disciplinary procedures”.

He said the tactical operations and statutory core Police duties that the dissolved IGP-STS were charged with are now collapsed and will be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the Force.

He stressed that the dissolution of the Special Tactical Squad is with immediate effect.

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