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10 #EndSARS Protesters Killed By Nigeria Police – Amnesty International2 minutes read

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No fewer than 10 protesters demanding the disbandment of a rogue unit of the Nigeria Police Force and reforms in the law enforcement agency have been killed since the demonstrations began last Thursday, Amnesty International has said.

The protesters, mainly youth, had taken to the streets in anger over the brutality, watom killings and extortion meted out on civilians by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit created to tackle robberies in the West African nation.

Amnesty in a tweet on Monday said, “So far, Nigerian police have killed at least 10 people since the start of protests against callous operations of SARS.”

Policemen in the Ogbomosho town of Oyo State on Saturday killed a youth, Isiaq Jimoh, who was said not to be part of the protest; another protester was said to have been killed in Surulere part of Lagos State.

Meanwhile, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says all those responsible for the misconduct or wrongful acts by SARS will be brought to justice.

Buhari also said the disbandment of SARS, was the first step to extensive police reforms by his regime.

He said, ”I will like to use this opportunity to say a word on the recent genuine concerns and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct of the men of the Nigerian Police Force.

”The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people.

”We will also ensure that all those responsible for the misconduct or wrongful acts are brought to justice.

”We deeply regret the loss of life of the young man in Oyo State during the recent demonstrations.

”I have directed that the circumstances of his death should be thoroughly investigated.

”Meanwhile, it is important to recognise that the vast majority of men and women of the police force are hardworking and diligent in performing their duties.

”The few bad eggs should not be allowed to tarnish the image and reputation of the force.”

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Why We Switched Off Lekki Billboard- Seyi Tinubu

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CEO of LoatsAD media, Seyi Tinubu has issued a statement to explain why the Lekki Toll gate’s billboard was off, as well as to clear up rumours of him taking part in the attack on #EndSars protesters at Lekki Toll gate on Tuesday evening.

The son of APC national leader and ex-governor of Lagos state revealed that they shut down their billboard at the Lekki Toll gate based on the directives and the curfew order put in place by the State governor of Lagos state- Baba-Jide Sanwoolu.

The governor of Lagos state had declared a 24-hour curfew in Lagos state, following the violent trend of #EndSars protests. He said the peaceful protests had slid into a monster that is threatening social lives, and some criminal and miscreants have hidden behind the peaceful protest to unleash terror on the state, and nobody except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.

Seyi Tinubu has however claimed in the statement that he released that he was following the instruction of the Governor, and he was not an ally, and had absolutely to do wth the attacks that night, and if anything, his company has assisted a lot of young Nigerians, and they have also supported the movement.

The statement reads thus:
”When we started in 2014, we had a plan to change the perception of African start-ups in the global space. We believed as Africans, we could create something great and we set out with a N4m loan from a bank and we started trading, going from door to door begging for work and relentlessly grew the business employing and empowering over 200 Nigeriand today directly or indirectly. We have supported many upcoming businesses, artistes, people in need as giving back to our community has always been our passion (all this can be verified).


All our achievements thus far have come from hardwork, sweat, and determination of our work force and everything Loatsad has been doing has been open, all taxes are remitted and payments to agencies and regulatory bodies have been timely, so we can be proud to say we are contributing to the growth of the industry and Nation.

When the ”EndSars” and ”say no to police brutality” protests started from day one we wholly suported the movement and used all our platforms to promote the messages (I believe the promoters can verify this information) as we believed in the cause.

On Tuesday when the curfew was announced we heeded the governor’s warnings and didn’t want our staff in any danger, hence by 3pm our staff had been ordered to leave the site and the board was switched off based on the governor’s curfew request.

We had no idea what was going to happen and we feel the same aguish, pain and shock at the events that unfolded and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this ungodly act.

We believe in this movement and that it was the start of the change our generation needed to move our country forward and we will continue to support the youths of this great nation.

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Death Toll In Ghana’s Collapsed Church Building Now 18

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The number of people killed in the collapsed church building in the Eastern Region of Ghana has increased to 18, local police said on Thursday.

Francis Gomado, the spokesman for the Police in the Eastern region, said the death toll stood at 14 as of late Wednesday but went up again with four more bodies recovered early Thursday.

“The recovery work has been slow because of inefficient equipment, and individuals have been assisting with what they have,” he said.

He said about ten persons have been rescued alive and are receiving medical treatment, while the head pastor of the Church of Prosperity Akwa Isaac is in police custody to assist in investigations.

The Church of Prosperity’s three-story building located in the rural town of Akyem Batabi in the Eastern region of Ghana collapsed on Tuesday, trapping dozens of worshippers.

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#EndSars protests Day 15; Pictures from Lekki Toll Gate.

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It’s Day 15 of the #EndSars protests in Nigeria, below is a photo story of the remains of Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, two days after peaceful protesters were shot at this location.

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