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#EndSARS: Buhari orders Police IG to address protests

President Buhari has reacted to the on-going #EndSARS protests, directing the IG of Police to address the concerns of Nigerians.

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President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is determined to reform the Police and he is being briefed regularly on the unethical conduct of the Nigerian Police Force.

The President disclosed this in a statement on Friday night after a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu over the nationwide #EndSARS protests went viral, over the brutal actions of the  Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) mainly on Nigerian youths.

Recall Nairametrics reported the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said last week that President Buhari wants to see reforms in the Nigerian Police force.

“We reviewed several of these issues. The President and I have had discussions on this, he is very concerned about it. He wants to see reforms.

“I am very concerned, in fact, very angry about what I see, happening to young men and women who are arrested, in some cases maimed or killed by men of the police force,” the Vice President said.

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In today’s statement, the President says he is committed to keeping the Police accountable to the people and is updated regularly on the efforts to reform the Police.

“I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people,” he said.

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He added that the IGP has been instructed to address the issue of police brutality and investigate erring officers of the unit.

“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience & calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.

“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job,” the President added.

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  1. Itodo Joe Dan

    October 10, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Apply same to herdsmen and bandits brutality against innocent and armless Nigerians.

    And I hope NANS will also raise to protest against continues stay at home under the guise of COVID 19, while, markets, primaries and secondary schools are in session.
    Under the same guise of COVID 19, while the children of the rich and affluent are studying online and graduating through online institutions and improving their academic profiles, with elections and campaigns going on undeterred by COVID 19 the children of the poor in public schools are kept at home until God knows when.

    My question is, considering this senerio, are we saying that our students in tertiary institutions are so daft that they can not exercise coution or take care of themselves more than the primary school pupils, secondary school students,traders in our markets and motor parks?

    Don’t somebody think that education is loosing her place of priority in Nigeria?

    Yet after afflicting the destiny of this student in tertiary institutions through delays, age will be used to disqualify them in future when they enter the labour market. Especially that they can be kept at home endlessly without being mobilized for youth service.

    I hope no one is planning to use them as guinea pigs to experiment a vaccine,or testrun chips implants and compulsory COVID 19 free certification?
    *Please all tertiary institutions should be reopened and let there be mandatory education subsidy*
    Comrade Itodo Joedan

  2. Innocent Okolie

    October 20, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Endsars and end Buhari with his bad governce

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BREAKING: Suspected hoodlums looting Palms Mall, Shoprite in Ilorin

Hoodlums have invaded Palms Mall and Shoprite in Ilorin, looting stores and carting away items.

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Some suspected hoodlums are allegedly looting the Palms Mall on Fate road, Ilorin, Kwara State capital. The mall hosts stores of Shoprite, and Lifemate Furniture among other stores including Mobile phones retailers.

This was revealed by findings conducted by a Nairametrics analyst who is presently in Ilorin.

He said, “They allegedly stole iPhone 11 mobile sets, other mobile sets brands, Refrigerators, and households items among others.”

According to the analyst, the suspected hoodlums forced their way into the Mall after they have stormed and allegedly looted Kwara Agro Hall, an agro resettlement centre, where they carted away Aluminium roofing sheets, mattresses, bags of cement and bags of flour among others.

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#EndSARS: President Buhari reaffirms commitment to protecting the rights of all citizens

President Buhari has reassured that the rights of all citizens will be protected.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to improving good governance and ensuring that the rights of all citizens are protected, in a bid to preserving the unity of Nigeria. He made this known during a virtual meeting with all living former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria.

According to a statement by the Presidency via its official Twitter handle, the meeting was well attended by former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan,  Chief Ernest Shonekan; former Heads of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar.

The meeting comes less than 24 hours after President Buhari’s state of the nation address, where he called for an end to the #EndSARS protests as their voices have been heard.

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Nairametrics had earlier reported that President Buhari would be presiding over a National Security Council meeting with former Heads of State and Presidents.

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According to the information contained in the tweets, President Buhari stressed that his administration will continue to improve good governance through the defined democratic process and sustained engagement.

During the meeting, the President recounted the initial concessions made by his administration on the demands of youths protesting against the excesses of some SARS members.

Buhari said that all the demands are accepted and that he has proceeded immediately to scrap SARS and commence the process of addressing the other demands made.

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Instagram tenders apology for flagging #EndSARS posts as fake

Instagram has apologized for its algorithm malfunction that led to the flagging of #EndSARS posts as fake.

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Social media is not just changing the way we communicate, it’s changing the way we are governed and the way we live in society.

Instagram apologizes for its algorithm malfunction that leads to the dismay of its users.

Backstory:

Instagram on the 21st of October flagged a series of posts in support of #EndSARS protest killings, as false information.

Users received messages of, “False: The same false information was reviewed in another post by fact-checkers. There may be small differences. Independent fact-checkers say this information has no basis in fact.”

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This came as a huge disappointment to some of its users as the company refused to be of help in a critical time.

The social networking service apologizes, saying that its algorithm incorrectly flagged the posts, “Yesterday our systems were incorrectly flagging content in support of #EndSARS and marking posts as false. We are deeply sorry for this. The issue has now been resolved, and we apologize for letting our community down in such a time of need,” they stated

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(READ MORE:#EndSARS: Nigerian Army set to commence Exercise Crocodile Smile VI)

The incident of October 20th took place at the Lekki toll plaza where the Nigerian military shot at several of the youths who were on a peaceful protest seeking an end to police brutality amongst other demands. Amnesty International confirmed that about 12 of the protesters were killed while hundreds of them sustained injures.

What you need to know:

The #EndSARS movement was first introduced in 2017. Its most recent protest started on the 7th of October, youths initiated back the protest to call for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

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