Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "#EndSARS"

    Police: FSARS will have human rights desk in every state

Police: FSARS will have human rights desk in every state

Haliru Gwandu, commissioner of police in charge of federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS), says human rights desk officers have been mandated to receive complaints on rights abuses by operatives of the special squad.Speaking on Wednesday, Gwandu said the police had set up human rights desks in all the 36 states and FCT.The CP made this known while sensitising officers and [...]

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    IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

IGP renames SARS, asks all its operatives to undergo psychiatric test

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered immediate psychological evaluation on all operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Idris has also announced new measures aimed at overhauling the police outfit.Part of the measures include the constitution of a team that would review SARS operations and as well as the appointment of a new commissioner of police to head the squad.This [...]

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    Outrage as policeman ‘kills’ corps member — a day to passing out

Outrage as policeman ‘kills’ corps member — a day to passing out

A policeman has allegedly killed Linda Igwetu, a corps member serving in the federal capital territory.The police officer was said to have shot the corps member dead while she was on her way home with friends, at about 3am on Wednesday.A Twitter user by the name Enyi Di Ya said the deceased was the sister.https://twitter.com/Chinny3bs/status/1014490710198968320?s=19The corps member had served in [...]

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    ‘Criminals in police uniform’ — anti-SARS campaign regains momentum

‘Criminals in police uniform’ — anti-SARS campaign regains momentum

In December 2017, many Nigerians took to social media to call for the proscription of the police special anti robbery squad (SARS), over its alleged brutality.Six months after, the campaign has resurfaced on various social media platforms, with citizens saying the “careless” regard for human lives which they say is evident in operations of SARS operatives is getting worse.SARS was [...]

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    Police Reform: Thank God President Buhari doesn’t listen

Police Reform: Thank God President Buhari doesn’t listen

This week, there has been a lot of interesting arguments about the English Premier League; some posit that Manchester City won the premier league on Sunday, after defeating Manchester United to open an 11-point gap at the top of the league table. Others say, "come on, there are still 22 matches to go to the end of the season, anything [...]

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    Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Falana: SARS operatives becoming a problem — even for the police

Femi Falana, lawyer and rights activist, says operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a police unit, are becoming a problem "even for the Nigeria police force".The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this when he featured on a Channels TV programme.Falana agreed that SARS operatives were "overstepping their boundaries" but he said necessary regulations to checkmate their activities had [...]

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    Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

Police fight back, float #SupportSARS campaign

The police have launched #supportSARS campaign in a bid to check the massive opposition to the state anti-robbery squad (SARS).Tweeting via #EndSARS, some Nigerians have been calling on the authorities to scrap the anti-crime unit over the alleged excesses of some of its personnel.The campaign gained momentum and not even the response of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, who ordered the reorganisation of [...]

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    Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Politicians behind #EndSARS campaign, says police spokesman

Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, says "mischievous" politicians are behind the #EndSARS campaign.Over the weekend, Nigerians took to the social media to condemn the “careless” disregard for human lives by the operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Moshood said Jega Awosanya Segun, the alleged originator of the hashtag, is under [...]

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