The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu says he’s introducing SWAT to replace embattled SARS that has been disbanded but there is more to this.
SWAT is not new. It is not a new creation by the Police. Unless the IGP wants Nigerians to believe that he has repackaged an old Unit and he is now presenting it in new uniform, and borrowed codes
SWAT has been in existence and is not new to the Nigerian Police. Indeed, the whole SWAT idea might just be another name for the old SARS as Nigerian protesters have suspected.
In this old pix, we see the SWAT men in their kits, and they are more or less the same as SARS.
Nigerians may have been taken for a ride again by a Police leadership that seems bereft of ideas.