Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "SARS"

    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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