Tag Archives: Special Anti-Robbery Squad

#EndSARS: Tinubu Urges Protesters To Call Of Demonstrations, Allow Government Implement Demands

Former Governor of Lagos state and National Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has told #EndSARS protesters to call off demonstration in order to give the federal government a chance to implement their demands. Tinubu who disclosed this via Twitter on Tuesday averred that the Buhari administration has acted with commendable dispatch by…

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#EndSARS: Governor Sanwo-Olu Swears In Lagos Judicial Panel, Commences Hearing

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted the swearing in of a Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution which he recently formed to inquire cases of human rights abuses by officials of the now-defunct police tactical unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The panel headed by Justice Doris Okuwobi of the Lagos State High Court was sworn in on Monday at the Lagos House,…

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#EndSARS Protesters Ground Lagos, Abuja International Airport Roads To A Halt

Hundreds of Lagos and Abuja residents protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have laid siege at major road leading into both states. The protesters grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway to a halt at Lagos airport toll gate and also Kuje road and Airport road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In footages circulating on social media, the…

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#EndSARS: Protesters Shut Down Lekki-Ikoyi Toll Gate

#EndSARS protesters on Monday barred motorists and commuters from passing through Lekki traffic toll plaza on Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge in continuation of the protest demanding an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the country. According to our source who was present at the scene, protesters who started converged very early in the morning, formed a blockade on the…

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#EndSARS: Senate President Ahmed Lawan Says ‘Time Has Come For Protests To Stop’

With protests across Nigeria nearing the 12-day mark, Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Saturday called for an end to anti-police brutality protests even as law enforcement officers continue to intimidate and threaten demonstrators. Protests have erupted daily around the world regarding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). They are now are punctuated with more demands including, calling for…

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#EndSARS: Police Commission To Prosecute 24 Errant Ex-SARS Officials, Dismiss 37 More

No fewer than 37 police officers have been recommended for Inspector General of Police (IGP) to dismiss by the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). According to Punch, they were found with misconduct following an investigation into allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against the now-disbanded SARS. Tony Ojukwu, Executive Secretary of the…

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Unveils 7-Man Judicial Panel To Probe Cases Of Police Brutality

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has inaugurated a judicial panel of enquiry and restitution to investigate cases of brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the State. Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Thursday October 15 while briefing state house correspondents at the Lagos House in Marina. The…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Protesters Reconvene At Alausa After Repelling Hoodlum Attack

After an early morning attack by thugs, #EndSARS demonstrators reconvened at the House of Assembly drive in Alausa area of Lagos state later on Thursday to continue their calls for an end to police brutality. Thursday’s protest comes on the heels of a raucous Wednesday protest, during which armed thugs attacked protesters in Ikeja, injuring some of them and disrupting…

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SARS Officers Will Not To Be Part Of SWAT, Police PRO Says | #EndSWAT

Ex-Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) officers have been barred from joining the newly-created tactical unit Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), the Nigeria Police Force spokesman Frank Mba confirmed on Wednesday. Days ago, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS following nationwide protests against the extra-judicial activities of the group that have escalated over the past few years. The…

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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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