Amid Growing Global Support for Protests, FG Says Police Reform Not Negotiable

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….Protests persist in Lagos, Abuja as govt beefs up security at land borders

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….Aisha Buhari: It’s time to address insecurity in the North

….Army to begin operation crocodile smile nationwide Monday

….Lagos, Enugu, Kaduna, Ogun set up judicial panel on Police brutality

 

Abuja (Sundiata Post) –  With increasing supports by international stars for the #ENDSARS protesters in many parts of the country, the federal government, yesterday, reiterated that a police reform was inevitable and promised to redesign the operational guidelines and monitoring mechanisms that would help avert human rights violation by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

One of America’s foremost actors, Tyler Perry, swelled the ranks of the international stars, who had so far enlisted supports for the ongoing protests, when he tweeted yesterday, writing, “I hate that a country with enormous potential to be one of the greatest in the world, is going through so much horror…I stand with Nigeria.”

This is as the protests have persisted in both Lagos and Abuja, her two major epicentres, forcing the federal government to equally beef up security in its land borders across the nation.

Buhari Has Failed Nigerians on Security, Says Katsina Youths

 

From the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina, the youths, under the auspices of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), have bemoaned the prevailing spate of killings and kidnappings orchestrated by bandits, saying the president has failed Nigerians and the state on security.

And as though reading the minds of the Katsina youths, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has enjoined her husband, President Buhari to seize the momentum and address the growing insecurity, particularly, in the northern part of the country.

In another breath, the Nigerian Army has announced plans to commence its annual nationwide military exercise tagged Crocodile Smile, which imposes ‘operation positive identification’ – a move many feared could precipitate a clash with the protesters.

As at yesterday, four states had announced judicial panel of inquiry to investigate police brutality and killings. Lagos, Ogun, Enugu and Kaduna,while other states are expected to follow suit


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