The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad and the redeployment of all the personnel of the squad to other departments/formations of the Force.
The disbandment of the IGP-STS was announced in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police Jimoh Moshood.
According to the statement, the squad was disbanded following the raid of the house of a former Federal Commissioner for Information and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark.
According to Moshood, “Senior Officers attached to the erstwhile Special Tactical Squad, 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”.
He said the tactical operations and statutory core Police duties that the dissolved Special Tactical Squad were charged with are now collapsed and will be carried out by other operational, investigative and response units of the Force.
He said the dissolution of the Special Tactical Squad is with immediate effect.