Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tag "SARS"

    #EndSARS: Reps spokesman accuses force PRO of blackmail

#EndSARS: Reps spokesman accuses force PRO of blackmail

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, has accused Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, of blackmail.Moshood had accused "mischevious" politicians of being behind the #EndSARS campaign.The police spokesman also said Segun Awosanya, alleged sponsor of the campaign, was in a photograph with Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.But speaking with journalists on Thursday, Namdas said Moshood's claims is a way [...]

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    Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

Don’t scrap SARS, reform it

When it comes to nation building issues, we cannot all sleep, facing same direction. On the condition that we all sleep, facing same direction, we would never be able to build the Nigeria of our dreams. While I will always pitch my tent with the masses, it is equally important to constantly and objectively look at varied crucial national issues [...]

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    SARS ‘arrests BudgIT staff on senators’ directive’ but police deny claim

SARS ‘arrests BudgIT staff on senators’ directive’ but police deny claim

Officers of the Nigeria police force have reportedly arrested Moses Motoni, a tracking officer with BudgIT, Nigerian civic social enterprise.Motoni was reportedly arrested in an operation coordinated by the police’ special anti-robbery squad (SARS) working in Metro police station, Enugu road, Kaduna.BudgIT said Tuesday that Motoni was tracked to Jabi, Abuja and subsequently arrested by an IGP special squad.In a series [...]

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    #EndSARS: Odumakin demands probe of ‘atrocities’ committed by SARS

#EndSARS: Odumakin demands probe of ‘atrocities’ committed by SARS

Joe Odei-Odumakin, national convener, Nigerians Unite Against Terror (NUAT), has called for the probe of "atrocities" committed by the bad eggs within the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).SARS has come under heavy criticism of late, with Nigerians calling for its scrapping, resulting in the inspector general of police's announcement that the unit will be reorganised.The police unit has been accused of [...]

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    Misau, ex-police officer turned senator, says ‘SARS is used to intimidate politicians’

Misau, ex-police officer turned senator, says ‘SARS is used to intimidate politicians’

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, says the officers of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) are used in the intimidation of politicians.The senator, a former police officer, said this in reaction to the social media protest of Nigerians against the human rights abuse by SARS operatives.Moving a motion on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Misau said he had [...]

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    Senate probes claims of human rights abuse by SARS

Senate probes claims of human rights abuse by SARS

The senate has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate claims of human rights abuse by officers of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).The committee was established to review Nigeria’s security infrastructure for better performance in light of recent public uproar over the inhumane treatment of Nigerians by SARS officials.The senate mandated the committee to prepare a report based on a [...]

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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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    IGP orders immediate reorganisation of SARS

IGP orders immediate reorganisation of SARS

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), has ordered the immediate reorganisation of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).The IGP's directive came on the heels of calls for the proscription of SARS whose operatives have been accused of maltreating innocent Nigerians.In a statement on Monday, Idris also ordered the immediate investigation of alleged crimes of torture levelled against the anti-robbery squad.The IGP said the move [...]

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    ‘They’re doing fantastically well’ — police kick against #EndSARS campaign

‘They’re doing fantastically well’ — police kick against #EndSARS campaign

The Nigeria Police Force have dismissed allegations of torture and crimes levelled against the the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).SARS was established by the Nigeria police to fight violent crimes.On Saturday, Nigerians took to the social media to condemn the “careless” regard for human lives which they say is evident in operations of SARS operatives.While calling for the proscription of the [...]

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    #EndSARS: Listen to Nigerians and probe police brutality, Amnesty tells FG

#EndSARS: Listen to Nigerians and probe police brutality, Amnesty tells FG

Amnesty International (AI) has called on the federal government to investigate the alleged crimes perpetrated by the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).SARS is a unit of the Nigeria police created to fight violent crimes.Nigerians in their numbers have taken to the social media to express discontent over the activities of the squad which they say have remained "lawless" and "careless with [...]

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    TRENDING: Nigerians say ‘enough is enough’, it is time to #EndSARS

TRENDING: Nigerians say ‘enough is enough’, it is time to #EndSARS

"SARS: Special anti robbery squad are now doing the robbery in Nigeria. SARS that were created to stop robbery are now robbing people," says influential Twitter user, Uncle Ajala — and he's not alone.Thousands of Nigerians have been sharing their tales of woe and unsavoury experiences with SARS officers.Although this is not the first time there will be a public [...]

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    Security operatives storm Sambo’s residence, threaten to shoot his neighbours

Security operatives storm Sambo’s residence, threaten to shoot his neighbours

Heavily armed operatives of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) stormed the Kaduna residence of former Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Wednesday.Accompanied by men of the Department of State Services (DSS) and state anti-robbery squad (SARS), officials of the commission spent two hours searching the house located at 1, Alimi road, GRA, Kaduna.A source said the operatives [...]

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    Amnesty International has a hidden agenda, say police

Amnesty International has a hidden agenda, say police

The Nigeria Police force has accused Amnesty International of having a hidden agenda.Reacting to the latest report of  the group on the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Don Awunah, force public relations officer, said the human rights organisation clearly demonstrated "mischief".Damian Ugwu, a researcher with Amnesty International, had alleged that SARS operatives engage in illegalities to make money.But Awunah described the allegations a [...]

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    REPORT: How SARS officers ‘arrest, torture, demand bribes’ from victims

REPORT: How SARS officers ‘arrest, torture, demand bribes’ from victims

Amnesty International, a human rights group, has accused some officers of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of engaging in illegalities to make money.In a report released on Wednesday, the group said rather than work in line with its mandate of combating violent crime, the unit — carved out of the Nigeria police force — has instead been systematically torturing detainees in [...]

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    Woman, 2-year-old child killed in FESTAC robbery

Woman, 2-year-old child killed in FESTAC robbery

A woman and her two-year-old child were among the four persons killed by armed robbers who operated at the 4th avenue area of FESTAC town, Lagos on Tuesday.The robbers numbering about 40 dressed in military uniforms and operated in the area unchallenged for two hours before escaping through the waterway.They broke into the branches of Access and Diamond banks in [...]

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