Police Announce Disbandment Of IGP Special Tactical Squad

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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.

A statement issued in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood on Friday disclosed that other senior officers attached to the erstwhile Special Tactical Squad (STS) 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 the 4th of September, 2018 were now undergoing strict disciplinary procedures.

The statement further said that the tactical operations and statutory core Police duties that the dissolved Special Tactical Squad (STS) were now collapsed and would be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the Force.

It added that this dissolution of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) was with immediate effect.

It reads,” The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni 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.

“Other Senior Officers attached to the erstwhile Special Tactical Squad (STS) 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 the 4th of September, 2018 are now undergoing strict disciplinary procedures.

“The tactical operations and statutory core Police duties that the dissolved Special Tactical Squad (STS) were charged with are now collapsed and will be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the Force.

“This dissolution of the Special Tactical Squad (STS) is with immediate effect”.

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