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#EndSARS: Protesters plan motorised procession at Toll Gate for Wednesday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP. On 20th October 2021, organisers of the #EndSARS protests are planning a motorised memorial procession from the Lekki Toll Gate to commemorate last year’s bloody finale to agitations by youths against police brutality. According to one of the organisers, Folarin Falana, otherwise known as Falz the Bad Guy, in an Read More…

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#EndSARS: Anger over slow progress, size of rewards at Nigeria’s police brutality hearings

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. By Alexis Akwagyiram Ndukwe Ekekwe was furious when he heard how much compensation a judicial panel had awarded him after finding that members of an elite Nigerian police unit tortured him in custody following a raid on his phone accessories shop worth 7,500,000 naira ($18,000). The night after his arrest, he Read More…

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Alleged victim of SARS brutality narrates ordeal at Lagos state judicial panel’s maiden sitting

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Libby George, Head Topics. Mr Okoliagu Abunike, an alleged victim of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has appeared  before the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses to seek redress. Abunike, a father of five, made the allegations during the inaugural sitting of the Judicial Panel Read More…

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Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja/File Photo, Shoebox Photography/Twitter. Nigerians protesting police brutality have hit the streets across Africa’s most populous nation for more than a week, and the hashtag #EndSARS trended on Twitter even after the police promised to dismantle the controversial unit on Oct. 11. What is SARS, what attempts have been made to address Read More…

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Exclusive: My Ordeal by Felicia Okpara, victim of #EndSARS police assault

Reading Time: 11 minutes Felicia Okpara, a 27 year-old single mum, happened to be among the protesters, who men of the Nigeria Police, Area C Command, were caught on video brutalising. We were able to capture her story. She spoke to Nkanu Egbe. Below is the full text of the interview: LM: Felicia, it’s great to have you this Read More…

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Hamzat Conveys Lagos State’s Position On Police Brutality #endSARS

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: LASG. Lagos Assembly seeks FSARS proscription  The Government of Lagos State has advised youths protesting alleged brutality by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) – an operational outfit in the Police Force – to be civil, as they demonstrated in the State to express their grievances. Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, on Friday, Read More…

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Osinbajo concerned, angry over activities of FSARS

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Vanguard. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is concerned and  angry that young men and women who are arrested, are in some cases, maimed or killed by men of the Nigeria Police Force. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the Vice President expressed this view on Sunday in Abuja. The Inspector-General Read More…

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I-G bans FSARS, other Tactical Squads from routine patrols again

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: bioreports.com, ThisDayLive. The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the police from routine patrols across the country. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Read More…