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Former president Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the use of deadly force on protesters in Lagos state. In a statement on Thursday, Jonathan criticized the actions, stating that this will only worsen the situation. He called on all parties to embrace dialogue. The Nationwide protests which at first kicked against the now-dissolved police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) metamorphosed  into agitation for improved governance in addition to justice for victims of police brutality. However, on Tuesday, soldiers...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent Adamawa State police command has denied arresting an #EndSARS protester and collecting N150,000 bail from him. Police spokesman in the state DSP Suleiman Nguroje in a  statement said, news making the round to the effect that the police arrested the protester and demanded N150,000 for bail were malicious aimed at causing disaffection. ” The attention of Adamawa state police command has been drawn to a publication “EndSARS Protest: Adamawa police...

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The Yoruba traditional religions practitioners under the umbrella of Isese Assembly has condemned the killing of unarmed protesters by officers of the Nigerian Army. The socio-cultural group of the Yoruba, the predominant people of the Southwest Nigeria condemned the attack on innocent Nigerian youths who were protesting against police brutality and extrajudicial killings. The group made this known on Thursday in statement signed by its leader, Oluwo Aderemi Ifaoleepin. The group added that the youth...

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the curfew imposed on the state to curtail the arson and widespread violence that has ravaged the state might be ease by Friday or Saturday. The governor said the easing would allow the Lagos state residents to restock food supplies and other essential commodities. The governor said this on Thursday morning while speaking with AriseTV on the killings, he said, “Once we see the streets are...

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The Federal Government in its efforts to prevent further destruction of public infrastructure in Lagos State by hoodlums, it has deployed more security forces to guard the public assets in the state. This was disclosed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday morning while speaking in an interview on Arise TV. The governor made it known that the Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin; and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen...

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NNEWI–The provocation aroused by shooting unarmed, peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Plaza on Tuesday night, has radicalized the once peaceful end SARS protest nationwide, with several government properties and assets burnt to the ground in Lagos and elsewhere. In Anambra state, last night there was candle light memorial for those extra-judicially executed by police authorities as well as those killed the night before, at Lekki Toll Plaza. In Awka the Anambra state capital, the candle...

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The United Nations has criticised the creation of the special weapons and tactics (SWAT) by the Nigeria Police Force, the high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet has said. In a statement, the U.N high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet noted that the police swiftly created SWAT without addressing some of the root causes of police violence and putting in place sufficient safeguards to prevent it reoccurrence. The new squad was established to replace...

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The Muslim Rights Concern has appealed for calm following the escalation of violence in the #EndSARS protest. The Islamic human rights director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. He also hailed the young Nigerians for demanding an end to harassment and intimidation in the hands of men of the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS). “Nigeria’s #EndSARS crisis which escalated in the last 48 hours has led to...

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The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis. The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, gave the clarification in a statement on Thursday. Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the three LGAs – Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South, after the EndSARS protest turned violent. “Sequel to the earlier announcement...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has condoled with victims of shootings which occurred in Lekki, Lagos. The Vice President also expressed grief over loss lives in Lagos and other parts of the country as a result of the #ENDSARS protests. #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate were attacked with guns on Oct. 20. Osinbajo, in a series of tweets said he had reached out to those in hospital and prayed that such would not happen again....

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