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ICYMI: Alleged Rivers Police Shooting Of Tricycle Operator Sparks Fresh Protest

The shooting of a commercial tricycle operator popularly known as Keke Marwa by a police officer in Rukpoku and Rumuodomayah communities of Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers state on Thursday resulted in a rowdy protest. According to eyewitnesses who shared the news on social medis, trouble started when the officer asked the Keke driver for ₦100 bribe…

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Femi Gbajabiamila: DSS Begins Probe Into Shooting Of Abuja Vendor, Arrests Security Detail

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given an update on an Abuja newspaper vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, who died after being hit by a stray bullet from one of the security operatives from his envoy. According to him, the DSS detail, Abdullahi M. Hassan, has been handed to the Department of State Security (DSS) for…

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#EndSARS: Lai Mohammed Calls ‘Lekki Massacre’ A Hoax, Says DJ Switch Will Soon Be Exposed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has incurred the wrath of social media users after saying the October 20 Lekki shootings was a “massacre without bodies”. The Minister made the remark on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja while reiterating the federal government’s position that military men did not shoot at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki…

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#EndSARS: South-West Ministers Want Military To Be Probed Over Lekki Shooting

Ministers from the South-West region of the country have demanded for a thorough investigation of the Lekki toll gate shooting reportedly carried out by the Nigerian army. Recall that the #EndSARS demonstrations across the country turned violent on Tuesday October 20 after soldiers opened fire on peaceful anti-police brutality protesters, who had converged at the Lekki toll booth…

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#EndSARS: Nigerian Army Insists Lagos Requested Intervention In Lekki Toll Gate Protest

The Nigerian Army has broken its silence on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lagos which triggered a global outrage and condemnation. In a statement released by Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division Army Public Relations, Major Osoba Olaniyi, the military denied that it fired at the peaceful demonstrators and also disputed the claim by Lagos…

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Lekki Shooting: Sanwo-Olu Admits Army’s Involvement, Says ‘People Would Be Held Accountable’

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally admitted that officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the violent crackdown on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos state. Recall that a military spokesman had earlier denied claims of soldiers being present at the toll gate during the Tuesday incident, stating that viral videos of the…

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Everything Femi Falana Had To Say About Hoarding Of Palliatives, Lekki Shootings & Nationwide Riots

Human rights lawyer and activist, Femi Falana, has opened about the latest happenings which followed the 2-weeks long #EndSARS protests across the nation. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), gave the candid interview on Monday with Arise TV, where he spoke condemned the Lekki toll gate shooting, nationwide riots which ensued and the recent lootings of COVID-19…

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#EndSARS: President Buhari Finally Opens Up About Lekki Toll Gate Shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday disclosed the reason for his silence on the violent military crackdown on #EndSARS protesters that occurred at the Lekki area of Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20. Anti-police brutality demonstrators had gathered at the toll booth, defying a 24-hours curfew when they were shot at by soldiers. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant…

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Tinubu Speaks On Lagos Riots, Lekki Shooting During Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Courtesy Visit

Former Lagos governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Saturday reacted following the violent military crackdown on peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate area of the state that left scores dead and several injured. During a courtesy visit to incumbent Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House in Marina, he addressed the Lekki massacre, stating that he…

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