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Bloody Tuesday: How 43 #EndSARS Protesters, Six Policemen Were Killed In Lagos, Abuja

Violence that rocked #EndSARS protests across the country worsened on Tuesday with 43  protesters and six policemen losing their lives. Protesters calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police have been carrying out peaceful demonstrations across the country since October 8. However, the protests assumed a violent dimension last week when thugs attacked peaceful protesters ...

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#EndSARS: SERAP Condemns Reports Of Shooting Of Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “reports that security agents are shooting at #EndSARS peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll gate, Lagos. This must stop immediately.” SERAP said: “Under the Nigerian constitution, 1999 [as amended] and human rights treaties to which Nigeria is a state party, the authorities are obligated to respect and protect the right to life and ...

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How Police, Thugs Attacked #EndSARS Campaigners In Abuja, Protesters Block Roads In Edo, Lagos, Others

#EndSARS protesters on Monday defied the threat by the Federal Government to deploy security agents in quelling their protests against police brutality across the country. Protesters, mostly youths as early as 7am trooped out in major cities in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Abia, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo and Ebonyi states blocking roads and calling for police reforms. But in Abuja, security operatives ...

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Inaugurates Judicial Panel On Brutality, Human Rights Violations

•Panel Commences Proceedings In Lagos •Govt Still Awaits Youth Representatives As Tribunal Hears Petitions On Police Brutality At 10:30am on Monday, members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up by the Lagos State Government to investigate cases of brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) took the oath at ...

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#ENDSARS: FG Deploys Soldiers In Abuja As Edo Imposes 24-Hour Curfew

The Federal Government has deployed soldiers in several strategic locations in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The PUNCH observed that the deployment began around 10 pm on Sunday barely days after the military high command announced that it would commence the ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’. While policemen cordoned off parts of the Three Arms Zone, Ralph Shodeinde Street, soldiers were stationed at strategic ...

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#EndSARS: We’re Sorry, Osinbajo Apologises To Nigerian Youths

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday apologised to the youths for keeping silent and having not done enough to stop police brutality in the country. This is as #EndSARS protesters held candlelight sessions for victims of SARS/police brutality in several cities like Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Ibadan. Osinabjo, in a Twitter thread, via his verified handle @ProfOsinbajo, admitted that the feelings of ...

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SERAP Seeks Court Injunction To Stop Police From Harassing #EndSARS Protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu “over ongoing intimidation, harassment and attacks on peaceful protesters campaigning against police brutality and corruption across the country.” The suit followed widespread protests demanding reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Joined as Respondents in the suit are ...

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#EndSWAT: Police Give New Mandates For New Tactical Team

The police have said that no member of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will be a part of the newly constituted Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Channels TV reports that following a very intense protest that has lasted for days, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, dissolved the infamous subunit of the force, SARS. Two days after disbanding ...

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‘How Police Pocketed N1.9trn From Roadblocks, Others In 5 Years’

The International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety) says Nigeria has been hit by a torrential wave of failed policing and ‘policing industrialization’ particularly as it concerns its internal security and policing. This, it says, has led to losses in the hands of the Nigeria Police Force, the Military and the Paramilitaries, of over $13.8b or N3.9trillion; ...

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