SARS Is Gone For Good, No Resurrection In Any Guise, Says Inspector General of Police

IGP Alkali Usman Baba

By Bello Usman

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Alkali Usman Baba has debunked stories making the rounds alleging that the Nigeria Police Force was planning to bring the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) back.

The police boss in a statement by his Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba; a commissioner of police said on Thursday that “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 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 Nigerans a Police Force that will be more effective, efficient, technology-driven, humane and Rule of Law-compliant.”

The statement added that the IGP has 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.

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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