There Is No Plan To Bring SARS Back, Says IGP

Soonest Nathaniel  
Updated October 8, 2021
A file photo of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba


The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, says contrary to reports making the rounds, there is no plan to reinstate the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad into the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

According to a statement by police spokesman, CP Frank Mba, the IGP assured Nigerians that reports suggesting that SARS is to be restored should be treated as false news.

IGP Alkali Baba further emphasized that SARS is gone for good and will not resurrect under any guise whatsoever.

He noted 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, as one that will be more effective, efficient, technology-driven, humane, and Rule of Law-compliant,” the statement partly read.

The police boss called on members of the public to disregard the said report, stressing that it is absolutely false and deliberately intended to misinform members of the public.