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#EndSWAT: Nigeria’s UN Coordinator Calls For Peace, Says Police Reform Process ‘May Take Time’

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has called for peace amid the agitation and protest by Nigerians demanding the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and end to police brutality. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday October 13, he added that the effort by the Nigerian government to reform police in the country is welcomed however…

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#EndSARS: Era Of Any Police Unit Profiling People Is Gone, Not Acceptable — IGP Says

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has made it very clear that the era of police officers profiling citizens as fraudsters while engaging in illegal stop and search duties has ended. Speaking during a press conference at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday October 14, Adamu explained that the unjust harassments and extortion is…

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NBA Condemns Shooting At #EndSARS Protests, Declares Support For Citizens’ Rights | #EndSWAT

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the shootings at Nigerians partaking in the ongoing protests against police brutality in the country by the members of the police force. Speaking during a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja, NBA President, Olumide Akpata, said the use of live ammunitions will only aggravate the already tensed situation in the country.…

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Just In: Pro-SARS Thugs Disrupt #EndSWAT Protesters At Berger Roundabout In Abuja

Despite the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and formation of new ‘SWAT’ sqaud by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, the police reform protests continued in Abuja on Wednesday October 14. However, the concerned Nigerians who stepped out to march against police brutality were met with opposition from ‘Pro SARS members’. In videos…

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#EndSARS: “How Can You Rehabilitate Serial Killers And Assassins?” — Activist Aisha Yesufu

Civil right activist and co-convener of the Bring Back our Girls campaign, Aisha Yesufu has called for absolute reform of the entire police system in the wake of ongoing #EndSWAT protests around the country. According to Yesufu who has been a central figure in the #EndSARS protests in Abuja, said the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) should not just be…

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#EndSWAT: Protests Continue As Nigerians Reject Formation Of New “SWAT” Squad

Protests against police brutality and extra-judicial killings continued on Wednesday October 14 with a new hashtag #EndSWAT. The protest follows the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to set up a new unit called the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS). According to the protesters,…

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J.P. Clark, Legendary Nigerian Poet And Writer, Dead At 85

Prof. John Pepper Clark who is a foremost Nigerian literary figure, renowned writer & poet has reportedly passed away at the age of 85. A statement released by Clark’s family disclosed that he died in the early hours of Tuesday October 13 while thanking the general public for their prayers. “The Clark-Fuludu Bekederemo family of Kiagbodo Town, Delta…

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Rivers Governor Wike Joins #EndSARS Protest After Demonstrators Defy Ban

Governor Nyesom Wike joined hundreds of #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state and many more across the nation on Tuesday in calling for the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The governor, who had banned all forms of protests in the state last night, reconsidered his decision as he took part in the Government House march in Port…

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