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Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality – Keyamo
Politics

Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality – Keyamo

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, says the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country is becoming a mob action. According to him, some criminal elements have mixed with genuine protesters to unleash terror on citizens and members of the Nigeria Police Force. The minister said the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was committed to improved welfare for members of the police, noting that the President increased salaries of policemen in the country two years ago. Keyamo was reacting to one of the demands of #EndSARS protesters who want better remuneration for police officers nationwide. MCI had earlier reported that after days of protests against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the Spe...
IGP Announces SWAT To Replace Scrapped SARS
Politics

IGP Announces SWAT To Replace Scrapped SARS

Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has announced the formation of a new unit in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The new unit of the force named, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) replaces the scrapped Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dissolved on Sunday. This was made known in a statement by police spokesman, Frank Mba, in a Tuesday statement wherein officers of the abolished police unit were asked to report at the force headquarters for screening. “The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination,” Mba wrote. “Th...
The IG’s Failure To Appear Before Senate Is A Threat To Democracy – Bukola Saraki
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The IG’s Failure To Appear Before Senate Is A Threat To Democracy – Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has condemned the failure of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to appear before the Senate, describing it as a threat to the nation’s democracy. Saraki said since Nigeria returned to democracy, no IGP has failed to show up before the Senate after being summoned. He likened failure of the IGP to appear before Senate to his alleged refusal to follow President Buhari’s order to relocate to Benue State saying “I don’t want us to labour too much on this issue. Being the Upper Chamber, at times, we must show maturity and statesmanship. Anybody who knows that this action cannot be right. We are not a Senate in Committee. We are a Senate in plenary. The IG has said that he cannot come. He wants to delegate it to a junior to come. Since we returned...

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