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#ENDSARS: Security Committee bans protest in Abuja due to COVID-19 violations

The Federal Capital Territory Security Committee in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja has banned #EndSARS protests for alleged violation of the COVID-19 protocols.  The FCT Administration said it was concerned that despite the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, last Sunday, the demonstrations had continued, causing inconveniences to law-abiding citizens. …

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Abuja Protesters Attacked by hoodlums

Peaceful protesters has been attacked by hoodlums The attack took place this morning, where cars were destroyed and some of the protesters were injured. It would be recalled that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had announced a new name SWAT to replace the FSARS but the protesters are not backing down on the …

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Nigeria: IGP sets up SWAT to replace FSARS

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) that will replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.The prospective members of the new team, who would undergo tactical training next week, will undergo a psychological and medical examination to ascertain their fitness and eligibility for the new assignment.A statement by …

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#EndSARS: Nigeria’s presidential panel approves protesters’ five-point demands

As protest continue across Nigeria to #EndSARS, the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad has approved the five-point demands put forward by youths that have been protesting across the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Presidential panel …

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SARS disbandment first step to extensive police reforms- Nigerian President

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step taken by his administration to extensively reform the police force. Recall, there have been protest tagged #EndSARS around the country and across the world against the brutality and extortion of the operatives of SARS.President Buhari has …

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Nigeria: IGP disbands SARS nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. He said the operatives will be redeployed to other police formations and commands.Adamu announced this in a live broadcast on Sunday afternoon.The announcement came after days of online and offline protests against the brutality …

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Nigeria: #EndSARS protests continue despite Buhari’s appeal

Youths in Nigeria continued their #EndSARS protests in major part of the country  despite an appeal for calm by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The Punch reports that the youths protested at Ikorodu and Lekki areas of Lagos State. They are protesting against brutality and extortion of operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The placard-carrying …

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Nigeria: #EndSARS protests turn violent in Osun, Abuja

There was violence in Osun and Abuja on Friday as youths protest against police brutality and extortion, The Punch reports.It was gathered that in a bid to disperse the protesters, policemen shot indiscriminately.In Osogbo, the protest caused gridlock at the Ola-Iya junction.It was learnt that the protesters pelted stones at the security operatives in a …

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