SARS Gone For Good – Nigerian Police Deny Plans To Bring Back Killer Squad

The Nigeria Police Force has acknowledged that the service isn’t planning to revive the infamous police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, in a launch stated the disbanded SARS wouldn’t be revived.

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SARS was disbanded in late 2020 after the nationwide #EndSARS protest towards brutality, extrajudicial killings, and human rights abuses that the SARS officers had been allegedly concerned in.

A press release had gone viral earlier on Thursday whereby the IGP was stated to have launched new phrases and circumstances on the operation of SARS officers.

The assertion had quoted Baba Usman as saying SARS has been reformed with new guidelines of engagement.

However, in a current improvement, the police stated the report was unfaithful and unfounded.

This was contained in an announcement issued by Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer on Thursday.

According to the police boss, the SARS unit has been disbanded and may by no means be resurrected.

Mba stated, “The Force wishes to categorically emphasise 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 Nigerians a Police Force that will be more effective, efficient, technology-driven, humane and Rule of Law-compliant.”

Last October, there have been large protests in some states tagged #EndSARS, largely organised by youths, to name for an finish to police brutality.

They additionally demanded that SARS, a police unit, infamous for human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings, and different atrocities needs to be disbanded.

But in the course of the protests towards police brutality, the Nigeria police unleashed extra terror on peaceable protesters in lots of elements of the nation, together with on the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, the epicentre of the wrestle.

The repressive regime of Muhammadu Buhari was thereafter compelled to disband SARS.

It thereafter launched the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, which many Nigerians described as not totally different from the disbanded SARS.

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