IGP Disbands Special Tactical Squad Over Search Of Clark’s Residence

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Friday ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad and the redeployment of all the personnel of the squad to other departments and formations of the force.

The decision followed the raid of the Abuja residence of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark for arms and ammunition by four STS operatives on Tuesday.

The police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Friday hinted that senior officers attached to the erstwhile squad who were linked to the raid were undergoing strict disciplinary procedures.

“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,” the statement added.

It stated that the dissolution of the squad was with immediate effect.

The police yesterday dismissed Insprs. Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul that participated in the raid on the home of the Ijaw leader in Asokoro area of the FCT.