Nigeria Police: We trained SARS operatives, supplied equipment – UK

The UK Authorities supplied coaching and gear to the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.

On Thursday, Minister for Africa, James Duddridge admitted British officers educated the operatives between 2016 and 2020.

Now disbanded, SARS acted with impunity, killing and torturing residents.

Their excesses birthed the Finish SARS nationwide protests and requires an finish to police brutality.

The UK had initially denied any ties with the police unit.

In a memo to Labour MP, Kate Osamor on Thursday, Duddridge stated SARS officers participated in coaching “designed to enhance human rights, coaching on public finance, and neighborhood policing workshops”.

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The official verified that radio gear was given to Nigeria Police for the infamous division.

“It’s surprising that in the course of world protests to Finish SARS our authorities seems to have had no concept whether or not or not it was funding these very items”, Osamor informed The Unbiased.

The lawmaker recalled that Duddridge informed her earlier this month that no funding ever made its strategy to SARS.

The minister in a October 19 letter said that the International Workplace “doesn’t present and has not supplied any assist or coaching to SARS items or officers”.

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Duddridge stated it was in assist of UK’s wider aims to strengthen the aptitude, accountability and responsiveness of the Nigeria Police.

Osamor famous that Britain has now been pressured to confess that it not solely spent thousands and thousands coaching SARS but in addition equipped gear.

“The federal government now wants to clarify how and why it ever felt it was applicable to coach and equip safety forces which have been identified to have taken half in torture and extra-judicial killings”, the MP added.

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