The Nigeria Police Force has described as false the news making the rounds that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the re-establishment of the defunct Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS).
A statement by the Force public relations officer, Frank Mba, said there is no plan whatsoever to bring back the disbanded SARS.
The statement added that the Force has since reorganised 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.”