NPF denies plan to bring back SARS

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The Nigerian Police Force has said it has no plan to reintroduce the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The police spokesperson, Frank Mba, made this known in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

The statement comes amidst rumours and speculations, particularly on social media, that the police had reintroduced the defunct squad.

The then Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, last year announced the dissolution of the dreaded police unit.

The dissolution of the squad came after thousands of Nigerians, particularly young people, took to the streets to protest harassment and intimidation by the defunct unit.

Following the dissolution of the unit, the police created in its place a new outfit called Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).

In the statement, Frank Mba urged Nigerians to disregard the report, adding that the unit is gone for good.