No plan to bring back disbanded SARS- IGP

The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a false news report making the rounds online and offline suggesting that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the re-establishment of the defunct Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Force Public Relation Officer Commissioner, CP Frank Mba, made this known in a statement he signed in Abuja on Thursday.

”The Force wishes to emphasize that there is no plan to bring back the disbanded SARS.

”The IGP noted that the Force has since reorganised its operational structure to fill the vacuum created by the disbandment of SARS,” the statement read.

According to the statement, the leadership of the Force is courrently focusing on efforts at deepening reforms within the Police and bequeathing Nigerans a Police Force that will be more effective, efficient, technology-driven, humane and Rule of Law-compliant.

The IGP therefore called on members of the public to disregard the report which is absolutely false and deliberately intended to disinform and misinform members of the public.