Tag Archives: Special Anti-Robbery Squad

Lekki Shooting: Investigation By CNN Show Soldiers Directly Attacking #EndSARS Protesters

An independent CNN investigation has shed a new light on the violent military clampdown on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos state. On October 20, Nigeria drew global attention when armed soldiers stormed the popular Lekki toll plaza where anti-police brutality protesters gathered peacefully and fired gunshots. Shortly after the incident, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a press…

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#EndSARS: Indicted SARS Officers May Not Be Prosecuted Due To Insufficient Evidence

Following the disbandment of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and indictment of erring officers from the tactical police unit, the Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami has revealed that the evidence presented in order to facilitate their prosecution is not enough. Recall that 33 SARS operatives were found guilty in last year’s report of a presidential investigative panel. Malami, having established…

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Minister Of Police Affairs Dingyadi Explains Reason For The Swift Formation Of SWAT

Minister of Police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has opened up on why the Nigeria Police force was quick to create the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) as a replacement for the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit. Dingyadi who appeared on Channels television’s ‘Politics Today’ said the new police unit was created because there are insecurity problem and assignments initially carried…

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#EndSARS: Minister Of Youths, Sports Opines That Protests Ushered In Dangers Of Fake News

In the light of Nigeria looking to regulate of social media, after weeks of #EndSARS protests, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has opened up about the fake news widely spread during the anti-police brutality demonstrations and its dangers. Dare who appeared in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said the question of…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Visits Lekki Toll, Military Hospital Over Lekki Shooting

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry constituted by the Lagos State Government for the restitution of victims of SARS, other related abuses and Lekki shootings on Friday visited the Lekki toll gate. This is coming almost two weeks after unarmed #EndSARS protesters were shot at the toll booth located in the Lekki area of Lagos state by men of the…

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#EndSARS: Lupita Nyong’o Joins Movement Against Police Brutality In Nigeria

Many international celebrities are joining the nationwide movement using their platforms to end to police brutality while requesting for police reform in Nigeria.   Across the country, people have been protesting against police brutality, especially the Special Anti-Robber Squad (SARS), a tactical police unit squad established in 1992 to fight violent crimes such as robbery and kidnapping. However, officers from the…

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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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#EndSARS: Watch The Atedo Peterside Interview Everyone Can’t Stop Talking About

For weeks now, Nigerian youths have been relentless in the pursuit of an end to police brutality and police reform, while also seeking good governance. Many public figures, both local and international, have been vocal during the protest, while many have called out the government to desist from using brute force on peaceful demonstrators. Among them is Atedo…

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Premier League Stars Are Looking To Help Out Victims Of #EndSARS Unrest In Nigeria

Since the beginning of anti-police brutality protests, lives have been lost around the country which has resulting in school shutdowns, curfews, and destruction of properties. Now, Premier League footballers are stepping up to help. According to Arise News, the footballers are in “talks over providing aid for victims of the disturbing civil unrest in Nigeria.” The…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Says Lagos Needs Healing, Reconciliation After Visiting Scenes Of Violence

After three days of chaotic outrage, Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, in the spirit of proactive leadership toured some areas in the city that were torched or destroyed as a result of the erupted violence. Speaking after the activity, a visibly dejected Sanwo-Olu said the city-state needed healing, lamenting that the carnage it witnessed in the last few…

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