Mass Protests : NYSC beef up security in Orientation Camps 

National Youths Service Scheme, NYSC has directed its State Coordinators to liaise with security agencies in their respective states to beef up security presence to ward off potential attacks on the camps by hoodlums who might be invading them in search of hidden COVID-19 palliatives. The Katsina State Coordinator of NYSC, Alhaji Yahaya Ahidjo told The Nation in his office Tuesday that the measure has become necessary in view of the growing attacks on NYSC orientation camps already recorded in FCT, Cross River, and Adamawa states.   He said ’’yes…

#ENDSARS PROTEST: IGP orders AIGs, CPs,Unit Commanders to reclaim public space, restore normalcy • says Enough is Enough

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the immediate mobilization of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property, and reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country. The IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism…

#EndSARS: IGP orders nationwide deployment of Anti-riot police officers      ….  charges operatives to protect lives, defend critical infrastructure 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot police unit – the Police Mobile Force (PMF) – to protect lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country. The IGP has also ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen security around Correctional facilities nationwide.   The orders were coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some States of the Federation including the Federal…

Oyo Police gets new Deputy Public Relations Officer

Oyo state police command has appointed ASP Oduniyi Omotayo as the new Deputy Police Public Relations Officer. ASP Omotayo who hail from Oke-Igbo in Ondo State was enlisted into Nigeria Police Force on 24th December, 2013. He is a member of the Regular course one at the prestigious Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State where he bagged B.Sc Computer Science. Omotayo was commissioned and passed out on the 22nd of December, 2018. He was transferred to Oyo State Command on 18th of January, 2019 where he started his Police career…

IGP replaces SARS with SWAT ,orders Ex-SARS operatives to undergo psychological, medical examination

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu 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. The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties.   The medical examination will be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit (PCSU), a Unit, which henceforth shall engage in…

BREAKING : IGP dissolves SARS,sets to announce other measures to protect citizens

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has today, 11th October, 2020, dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across the 36 State Police Commands and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where they hitherto existed. The IGP, while noting that the dissolution of SARS was in response to the yearnings of the Nigerian people, observed that by this dissolution, all officers and men of the now defunct Special Anti-robbery Squad are being redeployed with immediate effect. The IGP noted that the Force was not oblivious of the ever present need to combat…

ENDSARS PROTEST : Oyo CP reiterates support for peaceful protest ,urges protesters to shun violence 

The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP. Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, has reiterated the command support for peaceful protest on ‘‘End SARS’’, he said the Command has been co-operating with the protesting youths in the State. The Commissioner of Police in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga expressed his appreciation to the residents who have been carrying out the protest and had not allowed it to degenerate into fracas within the ambit of the law in the State. The CP equally explained to the…

Authority’s timely echo on the Excesses of Nigerian Police Force(SARS unit)   By Abdullahi Haruna Haruspice

Sequel to the recent national outcry on the brutal activities of the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad), the Vice President’s firm resolution to check their excesses is quite reassuring, but it must be matched with firm and decisive executions. Despite the Inspector General of the Nigerian police commitment to equally ensuring the cleansing of the police structure in the country, the executive arm of the government should ensure that one of the most important state machinery should not be seen as an agent of destruction, instead of preservation and maintenance of…

ONDO GUBER ELECTION: IGP orders restriction of vehicular movement

The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11:59PM on Friday, 9thOctober, 2020 to 6pm on Saturday, 10thOctober, 2020 in Ondo State. The order was part of efforts by the Force to ensure effective coordination of public order and safety during the gubernatorial election.  ​ The IGP also reiterated that the vehicular restriction order, among other things, is aimed at preventing political actors and trouble-makers from freely engaging in unpatriotic acts – circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs, movement of…

Lawan urges Police to arrest, prosecute security personnel involved in extrajudicial killings  

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that personnel of security agencies involved in the killing of innocent Nigerian citizens must be made to face the full weight of the law. Lawan stated this against the backdrop of a motion considered on Wednesday on the “need to check the culture of arbitrariness and brutality of Security Operatives to Nigerians.” Accordingly, the Senate during plenary mandated its Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to investigate human rights abuses by Nigerian Security agencies. The upper chamber, while urging the…