Nigeria: Leaderless movement #EndSARS may be missing ingredient to end police brutality

Five days after Nigeria celebrated its 60th independence anniversary, an event that is shaping up to be the biggest since Nigeria returned to democracy hit the scene: a leaderless protest against police brutality galvanised by mostly gen Z (youth in their 20s) and a feminist coalition. The police in question are members of the Special... Continue Reading →

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, urges #EndSARS protesters not to back down

EndSARS protesters have been advised not to get distracted or drag down the ongoing protests against police brutality. An activist actively participating in the protest and a co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Aisha Yesufu, gave the advice in a video she posted on her Twitter handle, @AishaYesufu, on Wednesday. She stated this in response... Continue Reading →

Despite rainfall, youths sustain #EndSARS, #EndSWAT protest in Lagos

Nigerian youths do not seem to be ready to drop their protest against police brutality and extra-judicial killings, at least for now. This is especially as the protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos despite the heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning still trooped out in their numbers to continue the protest that started since last... Continue Reading →

SWAT: ‘Don’t deploy criminals’ – Deji Adeyanju reacts as IGP names new team to replace SARS

Deji Adeyanju, popular activist, has reacted to the formation of a new unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. Adeyanju, who is the convener of Concerned Nigerian expressed hope that the police won’t deploy criminals to man the new unit. Recall that the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu had announced the formation of... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: IGP creates SWAT to replace SARS

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has created a new unit to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said the new unit is named Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. The unit, he said, will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution... Continue Reading →

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