Peaceful protest is an integral part of every society. It is a way through which people show their disapproval or condemnation of certain issues or developments in their environment. This common practice is arguable to be as old as history itself. However, protesting in Nigeria has recently recorded incidents of armed security officers who ought to guide the protesters, directly shooting at them.
The Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba landed in Lagos state yesterday in a visit to the state's police command. At around 1 pm, the IGP addressed the senior officers including the DPOs, squadron and area commanders. It is no longer news that a group of Nigerians are planning to stage a protest all over the country on the 12th of June, which happens to be the day Nigeria celebrates democracy.
Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head of the Inspector General of Police's Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari has taken to his verified facebook page to share lovely photos.The gallant and energetic Police officer stated that his younger brother, Barrister Hamza snapped him in his office this evening without him knowing.
The security challenge in the country seems to be getting out of hand as there have being reports of various ugly incidents and attacks in some areas and state in the country. Prior to President Buhari’s speech which went viral on all social media platforms, there have been a call by Nigerians for security agencies to tackle the crisis which seems to be growing by each passing day.
Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head of the Inspector General of Police's Intelligence Response Team (IRT) DCP Abba Kyari has taken to his verified facebook account to share a photo him 18 years ago. Abba Kyari shared a lovely photo of him gallantly commanding a Parade 18 years ago just one year after he graduated from Police academy. His fans and numerous followers have taken to the post to commend him for his outstanding contribution to Nigerian Police force as well as his gallantry. Abba Kyari has
Nigerian singer and rapper, Aboriomoh Femi Raymond popularly known by his stage name as Dremo, has revealed that he does not like policemen. In a post shared on Twitter, he explained that he finds it hard to like policemen no matter how hard they try to be friendly.
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Nigerian Police Deploy SWAT Officers To States Muhammed Adamu, former inspector-general of police, had constituted the SWAT team, following the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the wake of the October 2020 EndSARS protests.
In a bid to make everyone understand that police brutality has not yet ended, a man has narrated the story of Tunde Abass who was recently arrested for taking pictures of policemen where they are harassing a woman.
Earlier today, Omoleye Sowore, a human rights activist was shot by Altine Hyelhira Daniel, a notorious policewoman during a protest to demand an end to insecurity in the country. According to SaharaReporters, Daniel was part of the deadly Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) before it was banned.
Nigerians have clamoured for better security and lifestyle which is the cause of the ongoing June 12th protest in key states. In response to the cry from Nigerians, the 46-year-old IGP-IRT, Nigerian Inspector General of Police's Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari who is known for his renowned works to counter-terrorism was deployed to help boost security.
Acting Inspector General of police, Usman Baba Alkali has explained the negative effects that followed the EndSARS protest, and how it is affecting the police force. He said that after the ban of Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), they have not been able to replace them with SWAT.
"They Said They Would Kill Me And Throw Me Inside A Pit"- Man Narrates His Sad Experience With Defunct SARS
A 34-year-old man identified as Ugochukwu Oraefo has taken to the social media to narrate his experience with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) 3 years ago.The father of five revealed that he was with his wife (yet to be identified) at his store when some men who claimed to be police officers stormed his ALUCOBEST Aluminum store in the South Eastern Nigeria of Ogidi with AK-47 rifles.
According to a sad video that was posted by the Sahara Reporters this morning, an old man, who gave his name as Omeje Dominic has narrated how his 19 year old son was mistakenly labelled a criminal and killed by SARS operatives on June 30th, 2009.According to what he said in the interview, he made it known that his son, whose name was given as Omeje Christopher Chukwuebuka, on the day it happened went to a meeting of block rosary in Ovoko and when he was returning back to his school from the rosary prayer he attended around 5pm in the evening, operatives of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force drove their vehicle and saw him standing at the junction.
According to a tweet that was tweeted by the Nigeria's Honourable Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has talked about the protests against men of the Nigeria Police Force, especially the operatives of disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad that took place five months ago in Lagos State, Oyo
Troops Kills Seven ESN Members. The Nigerian army says it has carried out joint clearance operation with the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and killed seven operatives of the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in Rivers community.
SWAT Officers Deployed Nationwide: Mohammad Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, has confirmed the deployment of the new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) operatives to state commands across the country.It will be recalled that sequel to the nationwide #EndSARS protests last October, the ex-IGP, Mohammed Adamu, disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over allegations of human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings and created the new Police department (SWAT).
According to a sad news that was posted by Daily Trust Newspaper this morning, it has been alleged that the mother of a 20 year old boy, who was killed by the recently disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, has narrated how she became blind after sars operatives arrested his son illegally in 2006 and killed him..
A former member of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS known as Olushola Popoola seeking asylum in Canada has been rejected by the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board following the alleged crimes committed by SARS against citizens.Popoola who was a former member of SARS between 2002 and 2015 left Nigeria in 2016 to the USA but later traveled to Canada as a refugee.
The disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), according to Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Alkali Usman, has undermined the force's efforts to address insecurity in Nigeria. This occurred as he also stated that his troops have apprehended those responsible for the failed attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State on March 20, 2021.
By Leon Usigbe The disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) created a vacuum in Nigeria's police attempt to combat insecurity, according to acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba. The acting IGP claimed that the consequence of the #EndSARS protest had impacted the morale of the force's troops at the weekly Ministerial briefing conducted by the Presidential Communications Team on Thursday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.