Wednesday, February 17, 2021



Protest in Kano as police allegedly kill teenager

There was a violent protest in Kano State on Monday morning, when some policemen attached to the Shahuci Area Command allegedly killed one Saifullahi of Kofar Mata Babban Layi, in the Kano Municipal Local Government Area of the state.

EndSARS: Soldiers deployed to Abuja as ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ begins tomorrow

Armed soldiers have been deployed to the streets of Abuja as the ongoing mass action against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, is becoming bloody, following clashes between protesters and other hoodlums.

SARS is my brainchild but I regret creating it – Ex-police officer

A retired senior police officer who is the brain behind the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Fulani Kwajafa, has regretted creating the unit.

EndSARS: We’ll defend Nigeria at all cost – Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army has restated its commitment to defend the country and her democracy at all cost, saying that its officers and men are directed never to be distracted by anti-democratic forces and agents of disunity.

No SARS operative will be selected for SWAT team – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reiterated that no personnel of the defunct SARS will be selected to be part of the newly created Special Weapons And Tactics, SWAT, team.

Rights Commission sets up independent panel to investigate SARS brutalities

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, says it is setting up an Independent Investigation Panel to look into human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS and other segments of the Nigerian Police within the next one week.

#EndSARS: Lagos govt sets up N200m compensation fund for victims

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the setting up of a N200 million fund to compensate families of victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, killings.

Lawan ‘begs’ Nigerians to discontinue #EndSARS protests

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has called on Nigerians to discontinue the ongoing protest against the Nigeria Police Forces’ disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squat, SARS, across the country.

SARS: We’ll commence training of new unit next week – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disclosed that training of a new police unit replacing the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, will begin next week.

Ex-IGP Okiro advises against banning of SARS

A former Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Mike Okiro, has advised against the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

Why we can’t scrap SARS – Police

The Nigeria Police Force has said that Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, can’t be scrapped despite calls by many Nigerians.

Amnesty: Nigerian govt ‘repeatedly fails’ to address SARS brutality

The Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian government of repeated failure to tackle the alleged impunity enjoyed by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

Police dismiss video alleging SARS killing in Delta

The Delta Police Command on Monday dismissed a video clip alleging that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS shot a man to death in Ughelli town, in the Ughelli South local government area of the state.

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends travel of citizens, residents to China

Saudi Arabia has suspended travel to China for both citizens and non-Saudi residents of the kingdom, State News Agency, SPA said on Thursday.

Police declare Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer wanted

The Anambra State Police Command has declared Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer to leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, wanted.

Nigerian police, military, SSS arbitrarily harassing, arresting journalists, bloggers – Amnesty Int’l

Journalists, bloggers and activists in Nigeria are increasingly harassed, intimidated, sometimes physically assaulted and arbitrarily arrested by Nigerian authorities simply for doing their job or expressing dissenting opinions, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Police arrest 3 notorious cattle rustlers, recover over 1,000 cows in Kano

The Police in Kano on Friday said that it arrested three notorious rustlers for stealing 1,000 cows in Falgore Forest, Kiru Local Government Area of the state.

In gun battle, police kill ‘Pencil’, notorious kidnap ring leader

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Lagos State Police Command during a gun battle killed one Mufutau Sulaiman, a.k.a. `Pencil’.

Police arrest 264 suspected killers, kidnappers, cultists in Anambra

The Police Command in Anambra says it arrested 264 suspects including kingpins that masterminded two high profile kidnap and murder cases from April 1 to date in the state.

Gombe Guber: Bayero Nafada raises alarm, says ‘APC planning to use SARS against us’

Barely two days to the conduct of the Governorship and State Assembly elections, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Gombe state, Usman Bayero-Nafada has alerted that the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state was planning to use the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, against his party.

SARS Reform: How police inspector killed suspect, diverted 2 Sienna buses

The Presidential Panel on Reform of SARS sitting in Lagos on Thursday heard how a member of the squad, Police Inspector Wilson Okenya, killed...

SARS reform: Public sitting opens in Lagos, Falana says police lacking modern training, equipment

The Presidential Hearing on the Reform of SARS held its public sitting in Lagos on Tuesday with stakeholders calling on Federal Government to equip...

SARS operatives rescue abducted medical doctor

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad have rescued a medical doctor, who was kidnapped on Sunday by unknown gunmen.

Police kill 6 kidnappers, rescue 2 medical doctors

Mr Iliyasu said the command also rescued two medical doctors who were victims of the kidnappers, adding that the gang always targeted motorists on the highway.

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