The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, have released phone numbers and email addresses for the public to lodge complaints against personnel of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).
The Force released the numbers and email addresses in series of tweets on the micro-blogging site on Thursday, June 14.
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
“FORCE PUBLIC COMPLAINT BUREAU
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)
#AskThePolice”, the tweet added
ALEDEH recalls that many Nigerians took to social media in December 2017 to call for the proscription of SARS over its alleged brutality.
Thereafter, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, ordered the reorganization of the squad.
Howbeit, months after, the campaign has resurfaced on various social media platforms, with citizens saying the alleged brutality by SARS operatives is getting worse.