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14 Aug 2018
The Covener of the #EndSARS Movement, Segun Awosanya on Tuesday said the order to overhaul the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was a welcome development. Nigeria's acting president Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday ordered the immediate overhaul of SARS. "Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) that border on allegations…
11 Aug 2018
#EndSARS campaign covener, Segalinks (real name: Segun Awosanya) has revealed that the movement has sent a petition to the government requesting for the "scrapping of the special anti-robbery squad and the broader reform of the Nigeria Police Reform". In the letter dated 5th of August, he cited the "extortion from, disappearance and the deaths of…
19 Jul 2018
Nigerian rapper, Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, known professionally as Ruggedman Wednesday slammed the assistant commissioner of Police, Yomi Shogunle, for allegedly misrepresenting his position on police brutality and perceived illegal activities of Nigerian Police's Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). Shogunle had earlier shared a photo of Ruggedman with a SARS officer and claimed that Ruggedman, one of…
1 Jul 2018
SARS is a unit in the Nigeria Police Force which was created at a time when the country was facing a series of armed robberies. The squad later spread to other states of the federation based on its effectiveness and efficiency. But controversies surrounding its questionable operations have risen up, with citizens around the country…
30 Jun 2018
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 more than justified. The first time he was arrested for committing no crime, he was walking down a street in the Ogun State…
29 Jun 2018
Nigerian rapper Michael Ugochukwu Stephens also known as Ruggedman has said his involvement with #EndSARS campaign is aimed at ending the reign of brutality allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Police's Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The #EndSARS campaign began on social media to protest the activities of the police unit which have been accused of extortion, harassment,…
13 Jun 2018
The #EndSARS Campaign has been ongoing for some time with protests held in different parts of the country such as Lagos and Abuja. The campaign is an expression of citizen’s frustration without galvanised action. The issue of police brutality and criminality predate SARS has taken a toll as many Nigerian youths are harassed each day…
23 Dec 2017
On Tuesday, we brought you information that R&B singer, Praiz was arrested by the police for "driving at top speed" (click here to read the story). Despite the #ReformSARS campaign of the police to protect and defend the image of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the arrest of the calm singer allegedly validated the claims…
12 Dec 2017
Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided.
12 Dec 2017
The police is your friend. Bail is free. The SARS stories are fabricated. All perspectives of the Nigerian police that are completely unfamiliar to the people they supposedly serve and protect. This is why it was hardly a surprise that many Nigerians agreed with the assessment of the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index…
10 Dec 2017
In the last few days. thousands of Nigerians have shared their experiences on Twitter with pictures and videos of violence, harassment, and brutality meted out to them by men of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police. This campaign has generated a lot of buzz since it started and it is disheartening to see that people…