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FG mulls arming highway police — but would guns and traffic chaos mix?
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FG mulls arming highway police — but would guns and traffic chaos mix?

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi. From dealing with daily traffic snarls and potholes to unruly drivers in rickety vehicles with expired documents, Nigeria’s highway patrol officers have a lot on their plate. At the same time, they have to face the risks from armed robbers who attack unsuspecting road users idling […]

Reps set for showdown with IGP over detention of lawmaker
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Reps set for showdown with IGP over detention of lawmaker

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris The House of Representatives, on Wednesday threatened to summon the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, if Rep. Abubakar Lado (APC-Niger) arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was not released within 12 hours. Lado currently represents Gurara/Suleja/Tafa Federal Constituency of Niger State. The […]

The Nigerian surveillance state: Neglected issues around Samuel Ogundipe’s arrest
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The Nigerian surveillance state: Neglected issues around Samuel Ogundipe’s arrest

The dust may have settled, the hashtags may have stopped trending, and Samuel Ogundipe may have been granted bail but important issues around his arrest remain. Samuel Ogundipe, Premium Times Journalist, was arrested and detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. His offence […]

Osinbajo and SARS public relations tragedy
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Osinbajo and SARS public relations tragedy

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Consistent with his usual knack for seeing seemingly intractable challenges through to a tolerable state, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s order to the Inspector General of Police to “overhaul” the controversial police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and follow-up directive to the National Human […]

Former police boss calls for capacity building for SARS operatives
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Former police boss calls for capacity building for SARS operatives

[file] Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) A former Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawrence Alobi, on Sunday in Abuja, called for a robust capacity building on democratic policing for men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that then Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, […]

Osinbajo orders overhaul of police anti-robbery squad, SARS
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Osinbajo orders overhaul of police anti-robbery squad, SARS

Ibrahim Idris, Inspector General of Police. Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has d­irected Inspector General of Police ­(IGP) Ibrahim Idris to immediately overhau­l the management and activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The security outfit has been widely accused of highhandedness and extra-judicial killings. It was the subject of #EndSARS, […]

Yomi Shogunle Under Fire For Asking For 186 Million Retweets To End SARS
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Yomi Shogunle Under Fire For Asking For 186 Million Retweets To End SARS

Yomi Shogunle, the Assistant Commissioner Of Police Shogunle has always stated that he is a firm believer that videos surfacing on the internet are mere allegations against the Police institution. He has also restated that there must be a burden of proof to show that there was a brutality. However, […]

Police dismiss 4 SARS operatives for robbery, other crimes
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Police dismiss 4 SARS operatives for robbery, other crimes

Adamu Ibrahim AIG Adamu Ibrahim, in charge of Zone 2 Command, has approved the dismissal of four policemen attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State, over alleged robbery and other crimes. CSP Dolapo Badmus, the Zone’s spokesperson, confirmed the dismissal on Sunday in Lagos. According to Badmus, […]

Police brutality: Will more artistes take a stand with Ruggedman and Vector?
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Police brutality: Will more artistes take a stand with Ruggedman and Vector?

Ruggedman PHOTO: NEPTUNES PHOTOGRAPHY It seems like every week, or at least every other week, there’s a new picture or video floating around exposing the latest act of Nigerian Police brutality. For decades, the Nigerian Police Force has been notorious for the extortion, humiliation, unlawful arrest, torture and extrajudicial killing […]

IGP approves nationwide audit of SARS detention cells
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IGP approves nationwide audit of SARS detention cells

Ibrahim Idris Security agencies deploy personnel in states for hitch-free Sallah The Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has approved the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) request to begin an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria. The audit would also include all […]