Bedtime Stories: Police Deploy Anti-Riot Squad Nationwide, 993 Inmates Missing After Benin, Oko Jailbreaks, Falz Tells Protesters To Stay At Home

#EndSARS: Police deploy anti-riot squad nationwide

Nigeria Police officers

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of anti-riot policemen in the Police Mobile Force (PMF) to protect lives and property as the #EndSARS protests intensify nationwide.

The order was contained in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Tuesday.

The order is coming on the heels of the #EndSARS protest that has been hijacked by hoodlums and led to the loss of lives…READ MORE>>>


Two feared dead as police, hoodlums clash in Lagos

Nigeria Police Officers [PHOTO: TW @SaharaReporters]

About two persons are feared dead in a clash between the Lagos Police and hoodlums at the Mushin area of the state.

Some persons also sustained gunshot injuries during the chaos, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

Police officers were seen shooting in a video shared on social media. Several users on Twitter have also warned individuals to stay off the area…READ MORE>>>


#EndSARS: 1,993 inmates missing after Benin, Oko jailbreaks- Official

Entrance to the NCoS centre (Oko Prisons) in Benin, Edo State on Tuesday

The Nigeria ministry of interior, has said that 1,993 inmates in legal custody were freed as a result of the jailbreak in Benin and Oko prisons in Benin city by protesters on Monday.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the ministry’s director, press and public relations, Mohammed Manga, Tuesday.

According to the statement, “two NCoS custodial centres in Benin City and Oko in Edo State were attacked yesterday by protesters purportedly under the #ENDSARS aegis, freeing (at the last count) 1,993 inmates in legal custody and looting the centres, including the weapons in their armoury.”…READ MORE>>>


Garba wants Twitter shut, says Jack Dorsey backs ‘plot to remove Buhari’

Adamu Garba, a former presidential aspirant, has taken Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to court over the End SARS protests in Nigeria.

Garba is asking the Federal High Court to order the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to shut down the social media platform.

Adamu, who has a Twitter account, posted a video explaining his action on Tuesday…READ MORE>>>


End SARS: Falz tells protesters to stay at home

Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, also addressed as Falz, has told protesters in Lagos State to stay at home.

Falz gave the advice following cases of thuggery and the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday.

Sanwo-Olu had declared a 24-hour curfew in Lagos following the hijack of the End SARS protest by hoodlums…READ MORE>>>


Arteta leaves Ozil out of 25-man EPL squad, Wenger reacts

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has left Mesut Ozil out of his 25-man Premier League squad.

Ozil had also been cut out from the Europa League squad.

This decision means that the 31-year-old will not play for the Gunners until February and is likely to have played his final game for the club…READ MORE>>>


We didn’t shoot five #ENDSARS protesters in Abuja – Police

#EndSARS protesters apprehend, hand over hoodlums to police

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has refuted reports that policemen shot at five protesters in Abuja.

The Command said on the contrary, they succeeded in restoring calm at Dutse-Alhaji following a violent clash between the #ENDSARS and pro-SARS protesters.

A statement by the Command’s spokesperson, ASP Yusuf Mariam, on Tuesday evening reads: “The FCT Police Command wishes to unequivocally refute the malicious and mischievous story trending in some sections of social media that the FCT Police shot at five protesters at Dutse-Alhaji…READ MORE>>>