Following the backlash from the raid of the Abuja residence of elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark for arms and ammunition by four Special Tactical Squad operatives on Tuesday, 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 and formations of the force.
Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, disclosed that senior officers attached to the 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.
This is the latest in a number of steps taken by the police to manage the fallout from the widely condemned raid.
Recall that the police had on Thursday dismissed Insprs. Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul who took part in the raid.
The police had also detained and charged to court one Ismail Yakubu, the informant.
Moshood had stated that the trio were dismissed “for the unauthorized, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of the residence of Chief Edwin Clark in Asokoro, Abuja.”