By Chioma Iruke
The Nigerian Police Force has debunked rumours suggesting that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) would be reinstated.
Recall, the Police Unit accused of human rights abuse was disbanded in 2020 after a massive nation-wide protest tagged #EndSARS that gained global attention.
Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, in a statement conveyed by Police Spokesman, CP Frank Mba, assured Nigerians that reports are not true and should be treated as fake news.
IGP 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.