The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has assured Nigerians that there is no plan to reinstate the disbanded S[ecial Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) into Nigeria Police. Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO) made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, urging Nigerians to disregard reports of SARS reinstatement making rounds on media platforms.
“The Force wishes to emphasise 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,” Mba said.
He noted that the Police leadership had made efforts in reforming the Force and has re-organized the operational structure, filling the vacuum created by the disbandment and providing Nigerians with a more effective, technology-driven, and efficient Force as well as compliant to the rule of law.