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BREAKING: 37 ex-SARS officers to be dismissed #EndSARS

About 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria are set to face dismissal from service. The Police Service Commission is also expected to order the prosecution of 24 other ex-SARS operatives for various acts of professional misconduct. These were the highlights of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of …

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UK lawmaker writes Dominic Raab over financial support to SARS

A member of the UK Parliament, Kate Osamor, has written the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Dominic Raab, over financial and training supports extended to the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.The Punch reports, In a letter dated October 15, 2020 , Osamor, who represents Edmonton, questioned the …

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#EndSARS: Anonymous Hacks NBC’s Twitter Account, Targets Govt’s Websites

The Twitter account of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), ,a parastatal of the Federal Government of Nigeria, was hacked by Anonymous, even as #EndSARS protests continue in several locations in the country. In a tweet, the hackers said they are “Anonymous”. But Tolu Ogunlesi, Special Assistant to President Muhammad Buhari, said, “Twitter has helped take control of …

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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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