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9 Oct 2020
Lagos State House of Assembly Friday asked for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit to be proscribed and demanded the formation of a new, well-structured unit. The assembly also demanded protection for persons protesting against police brutality in the state. The House also called on the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, to…
9 Oct 2020
*This cover article was originally published on August 10, 2018. It was republished in light of its relevance to the ongoing #EndSARS protest* James Ademuyiwa, a social media marketer, does not believe the police is a friend. After two nasty experiences with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Abeokuta and Lagos, his disposition is…
9 Oct 2020
Lagos State deputy governor Obafemi Hamzat on Friday said he has also experienced harassment by the men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). "This happened to me four years ago, I was going to Abule Odofin they were not in uniform they have guns and they just double-crossed us, of course, I was scared…
9 Oct 2020
Personnel of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja have fired tear gas at some #EndSARS protesters and used batons to pummel others on Friday. This came as Nigerians took to the streets for the third day to demand the immediate dissolution of the controversial and alledged corrupt police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Footages on social…
9 Oct 2020
Nigerian Bar Association on Friday announced plans to set up helplines to receive complaints of citizens' human rights abuse and other Fundamental rights. "On our part, my administration will be setting up dedicated helplines in the next few weeks to receive complaints about human right abuses by the Police and other security officers and I…
9 Oct 2020
More protests against police brutality and calling for the end of a controversial police unit, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, have been taking place since the weekend and have been spreading across Nigeria. There have been a series of protests in states like Lagos, Oyo, Kwara, Imo, and even Nigeria's capital city Abuja. The nationwide protests…
9 Oct 2020
Lagos State Assembly on Friday held emergency plenary to address the ongoing #EndSARS protest in the state. The protest which started on Wednesday with youths seeking the dissolution of the SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force over cases of harassment and extortion by its personnel. The Nigerian youth in continuation of their protest on…
9 Oct 2020
The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has condemned the attack on policemen and destruction of operational vehicles and other assets by ”ENDSARS” protesters at Ughelli in Delta.
9 Oct 2020
American rapper Cardi B has enquired to know what is happening in Nigeria in regard to the #EndSARS protests across the nation. The Grammy-winning rapper and actress responded to a Nigerian fan on Twitter who pleaded for the "WAP" rapper to use her platform to create awareness on the protest. The fan, identified as @AsiwajuLerry…
9 Oct 2020
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is outraged by the outrageous behaviour of our policemen who maim, kill, traumatise and humiliate fellow Nigerians, as indeed he should be as a Nigerian leader and a very senior lawyer who watches as policemen, as a matter of professional habit, breach the law and violate the rights of fellow citizens. We…
8 Oct 2020
Nigerians on Thursday protested against brutality and extra-judicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police. The protesters stormed police headquarters in Abuja and Lagos with placards inscribed with #Endsars, ‘Nigeria police stop killing us’, and ‘say no to brutal injustice’ among others. The protest which started on Wednesday with…
7 Oct 2020
The Police Service Commission (PSC) has issued communication platforms for Nigerians to send complaints of misconduct against police officers in the course of their duties.