Ibrahim Idris has reportedly ordered the independent audit of detention cells of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) nationwide.
This comes after the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) accused the SARS operatives and police generally of human rights abuse.
The Commission had requested access to cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria in order to “oversee human rights situation of detainees”.
In the past months, there have been campaigns against police brutality on social media. Photos and videos of policemen, especially SARS operatives, harassing young Nigerians abound on the internet.