IGP Denies Bringing Back the Defunct SARS

By Shola Akingboye, 8th October 2021

The Nigeria Police Force has call on the general public to ignore speculations surrounding the return of the defunct State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), describing it as false that no plan whatsoever to return the disbanded police unit.

This was revealed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer, Frank Mba on Thursday. The statement reads:

“The Force wishes to categorially 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 Nigerans 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.

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