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Obasanjo Against Deployment Of Soldiers, Urges Buhari To Act Before It’s Too Late

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the deployment of soldiers to quell protests at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Obasanjo, in a statement titled “Statement on violence against protesters in Nigeria: An appeal for calm”, lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t exhaust all avenues before deploying soldiers. The former President called on Buhari to “restrain the military and other security ...

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Despite Series Of Evidence, Army Denies Lekki Shootings

The Nigerian Army has denied that its officials shot at protesters in Lekki Toll Gate Plaza on Tuesday evening. There were reports that security agents in military camouflage opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll gate, in Lagos State yesterday. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the streetlights were put off and the CCTV cameras removed before the security agents stormed ...

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Armed Thugs In Govt Vehicles Attack Protesters In Abuja

Armed thugs conveyed in what appeared to be black government Sports Utility Vehicles with concealed number plates were seen attacking #EndSARS protesters in the Wuse 2 area of Abuja on Tuesday. In a video that has gone viral on social media, some of the thugs are seen jumping into a black Prado driven by a man in suit on Adetokunbo ...

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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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Outrage As Security Operatives Shoot Several Lekki #EndSARS Protesters Dead, Others Injured

Several people have been killed and others injured after security operatives opened fire at #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State, witnesses have said. Security operatives had stormed the scene of the protest on Tuesday night hours after the Lagos Government announced a 24-hour curfew and opened fire. Some protesters told Channels TV that they shot directly at ...

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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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Lagos Protesters Hire Bouncers To Ward Off Hoodlums

Obiano sacks security aide Two killed, four cops detained as controversy trails Lagos thugs’ attack The #EndSARS protest continued in different parts of the country on Thursday, with protesters repelling attacks from thugs and security agents. The attacks forced some protesters to hire bouncers to increase security at the protest grounds. In Lagos, tragedy struck when two people were crushed to death ...

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#EndSARS Protests: Sanwo-Olu, Oyetola, Lagos First Lady Urge Youths To Remain Calm

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, his Osun State counterpart, Governor Gboyega Oyetola and First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths protesting against police brutality to remain calm and allow their elected representatives take up the challenge from where they left off. Speaking at the 20th National Women virtual conference of the Committee of ...

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Policeman, Driver Shot Dead As #EndSARS Protests Ground Lagos, Others

Despite the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, Nigerian youths on Monday resumed protests in different parts of the country. The protesters said aside from the scrapping of the unit, they wanted all arrested protesters released and justice for all victims of police brutality, in addition to compensation for their families. In Lagos, ...

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