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    IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

IN DETAIL: Police ‘kill 92’ Nigerians in one year — and justice delayed for victims

On a breezy morning in March 2019, Ogar Jumbo, an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was driving his two kids to school when he was reportedly beaten to death by officers of the Nigeria police force in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja. Jumbo, who was also with his wife, was said to have violated traffic rules. [...]

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    Amnesty: We uncovered 82 cases of torture, execution by SARS operatives

Amnesty: We uncovered 82 cases of torture, execution by SARS operatives

Amnesty International has accused the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of torturing and killing people on at least 82 occasions since January, 2017. In a new report shared with TheCable on Thursday, the international rights watchdog alleged that SARS uses torture and ill-treatment “to execute, punish and extract information” from suspects, some of whom it said end up dead. Over the years, [...]

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    Outrage as student ‘commits suicide’ after lamenting experience with SARS officials

Outrage as student ‘commits suicide’ after lamenting experience with SARS officials

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    PHOTOS: Footballer ‘killed by police’ laid to rest in Ogun

PHOTOS: Footballer ‘killed by police’ laid to rest in Ogun

Tiyamiyu Kazeem, Remo Stars FC player, allegedly killed by an operative of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a branch of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), has been laid to rest in his home town. He was buried in Ajaka, Sagamu in Ogun state. The final interment activities for Kazeem -- which included a candle night among others -- were posted on the [...]

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    Police disband squad blamed for death of Ogun footballer

Police disband squad blamed for death of Ogun footballer

The Nigerian Police Force has disbanded its zonal intervention squad in Ogun state over the killing of Tiamiyu Kazeem, a Remo Stars FC player. Men of the squad were said to have arrested the deceased before he died under controversial circumstances. Mohammed Adamu, the inspector general of police, announced that the squad had been disbanded after he accompanied Dapo Abiodun, governor of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: How soldiers opened fire on SARS operatives who repelled Boko Haram attack

EXCLUSIVE: How soldiers opened fire on SARS operatives who repelled Boko Haram attack

There was confusion in Mainok, a town along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road in Borno state, after soldiers reportedly opened fire on a team of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives who engaged Boko Haram fighters in a fierce battle. SARS is a unit of the Nigeria Police Force. Villages along the road which connects Borno and Yobe states have been badly affected in the [...]

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    PHOTOS: The SARS operatives gunned down by Boko Haram

PHOTOS: The SARS operatives gunned down by Boko Haram

At least three operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) were shot dead by Boko Haram fighters in Borno state on Monday. They were killed in an exchange of gunfire between security operatives and the insurgents at Kundori village in Konduga local government area of Borno. While mourning them, Muhammed Ibrahim, commander of SARS in Borno, described the deceased officers as [...]

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    Ikechukwu: How I was kidnapped and extorted by SARS operatives

Ikechukwu: How I was kidnapped and extorted by SARS operatives

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    Police arrest four officers ‘who killed’ arrested suspects

Police arrest four officers ‘who killed’ arrested suspects

The Lagos police command says it has arrested four of its men who killed two suspected armed robbers. Bala Elkana, the state police spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday. Elkana identified the operatives as Fabiyi Omomayara, an inspector; Olaniyi Solomon, a police sergeant; Solomon Sunday, also a sergeant and Aliyu Mukaila, a corporal. According to the statement, the operatives were dispatched [...]

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    Soldiers storm community detaining policemen over death of Lagos trader

Soldiers storm community detaining policemen over death of Lagos trader

Some soldiers are currently at Jakande in Ijegun, Isolo local government area of Lagos state, over the detention of two policemen. Angry youth had taken the officers to the palace of the traditional ruler in the area after a female trader was killed by a bullet reportedly fired by the security operatives who were chasing some suspected internet fraudsters, better known [...]

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    IMN: Three of our members arrested on Monday have died in police custody

IMN: Three of our members arrested on Monday have died in police custody

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has alleged that the refusal of the police to grant treatment to its wounded members in custody has led to the death of three of them. In a statement on Friday, Ibrahim Musa, president of IMN media forum, said the detainees have been held at SARS headquarters in Abuja since Monday. The group said over 100 [...]

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    ‘We were ambushed’ — police deny killing Lagos resident

‘We were ambushed’ — police deny killing Lagos resident

The police have blamed the death of a middle-aged man simply identified as Francis on a stray bullet fired when their men ran into an ambush in the Ilupeju area of the state. Men identified as members of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) reportedly killed Francis on Monday morning. A witness had told TheCable that the deceased was killed while going about his daily cleaning [...]

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    Lagos resident ‘shot dead by SARS’

Lagos resident ‘shot dead by SARS’

Men identified as members of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the Nigeria police force have reportedly killed a man in the Ilupeju area of Lagos state.  A witness told TheCable that incident happened on Ajisegiri street in Ilupeju, Odiolowo Ojuwoye local council development area of Lagos, on Monday morning. The victim was simply identified as Francis, while residents said he had [...]

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    ‘He threatened to shoot me’ – CDQ narrates SARS experience

‘He threatened to shoot me’ – CDQ narrates SARS experience

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    IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, says supervisors of trigger-happy police officers will be held liable for the infractions of those under their command. Adamu spoke during an interactive session with officers-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), anti-kidnapping squad and other special units on Thursday. The IGP issued the warning in respect of the recent killings by trigger-happy police officers. SARS has [...]

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    Kolade Johnson and his police killers   

Kolade Johnson and his police killers  

All lovers of football should be horrified that the game we love so much could lead to the death of a fan. More harrowing is when such death occurs after the game and not even at a stadium. That was the lot of citizen Kolade Johnson, whose life was cut short by policemen charged to protect him. Okay, not exactly policemen [...]

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