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The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has urged officers and men of the Force to use their firearms for self-defence, not to kill.

#EndSARS: IGP orders probe of suit challenging legality of states’ judicial panel of inquiry

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, has ordered investigations into a purported lawsuit challenging the legality of the States Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing alleged brutalities of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Lagos State House of Assembly

#EndSARS: Lagos Assembly earmarks compensation for victims in 2021 budget

The Chairman, House Ad Hoc Committee on the Victims of Aftermath of the EndSARS protest in the state, Mr Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, broke the news at the end of committee’s three-day public hearing on Friday.

Why I sponsored Police Reform Bill – Plateau Reps member

The member representing Pankshin/Kanam/Kanke Federal Constituency of Plateau state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi has said that his motivation for service to humanity, inspired him to sponsor the police reforms bill aimed at repositioning the Nuigeria Police for better efficiency and service to the nation.
A member of the House of Representatives, representing Pankshin-Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has disclosed that the Police Reform Law, was his idea, long before #EndSARS protests began months ago.

#EndSARS: I championed police reforms before protests – House of Reps member

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Pankshin/Kanam Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has disclosed that the Police Reform Law, was his idea, long before #EndSARS protests began months ago.
CAN President, Samson Olasupo Ayokunle

CAN president urges Nigerian government to listen to the youth, make changes

The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samson Ayokunle, has urged the federal government to urgently consider meeting the demands of the youth who engaged in protests against police brutality in the country recently.

200,000 police attached to politicians – Ex-IGP

A former Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, says over 200,000 police officers were attached to political elites, a practice he termed “policing the elites against policing security spaces.”
Yekini Nabena

APC urges Nigerians to resist those inciting violence

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has urged Nigerians to resist those who have hijacked the #EndSARS agitations and now using it as a platform to incite violence across the country.
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.

#EndSARS organizers urged to dialogue with government

A U.S.-based Nigerian rights advocate, Dr Emmanuel Orji, has urged organizers of the #EndSARS protest to constitute a team to dialogue with the Federal Government.

NIPR condemns Lekki shootings, demands police reform

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations has condemned the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

#EndSARS: Reps committee visits IGP, seeks justice

Pursuant to its oversight functions, the House Committee on Police Affairs conferred with the Nigerian Police leadership at the weekend, reeling out imminent legislative measures to forestall future reoccurrence of the violence that attended the #EndSARS protests across the country.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

#EndSARS: Senator Akpabio leads federal government peace mission to Akwa Ibom, hails governor

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Ministry, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has urged Akwa Ibom youths to embrace peace as President Buhari was committed to meeting their demands with regard to police reforms.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – full text

Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

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