The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Usman Baba has denied viral media report that he has ordered the re-establishment of the defunct Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS).
In a statement by Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, he explained that: “The Force wishes to categorically emphasize that there is no plan whatsoever to bring back the disbanded SARS. SARS is gone for good and will not resurrect under any guise whatsoever.
“The IGP notes that the Force has since reorganized its operational structure to fill the vacuum created by the disbandment of SARS. Currently, the leadership of the Force is focused on efforts at deepening reforms within the Police and bequeathing Nigerians a Police Force that will be more effective, efficient, technology-driven, humane, and Rule of Law-compliant.
“The IGP, therefore, calls on members of the public to disregard the report which is absolutely false and deliberately intended to disinform and misinform members of the public”.