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IGP Deploys Surveillance Helicopter, Police In Plateau To Check Violence

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IGP Deploys Surveillance Helicopter, Police In Plateau To Check Violence

To check violence in Plateau, the police have deployed more equipment and personnel in the state.

This followed attacks on Saturday on a convoy of buses at Rukuba road in Jos North Local Government Area.

At least twenty persons were killed and dozens wounded. The victims were returning from Bauchi to Akure, the Ondo capital.

On Monday, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba sent a surveillance helicopter, two units of Police Mobile Force and two cells of Counter Terrorism Unit to Plateau.

Force spokesman Frank Mba made the announcement in a statement.

The chopper, manned by the Police Airwing, will carry out aerial patrol within the hotspots.

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Mba confirmed that thirteen more suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident.

A total number of thirty-three persons are now in custody.

Leader of the Police Intervention Team, DIG Sanusi Lemu, is in the state coordinating investigative, operational and peace-building response.

The police assured Nigerians of commitment to working with all stakeholders toward ensuring public order in Plateau and other parts of the country.

 

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Police Teargas EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Tollgate

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Police Teargas EndSARS protesters At Lekki Tollgate

Some EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were teargassed by the police on Wednesday.

The protesters, who gathered for the EndSARS memorial protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were dispersed by men of the police force.

The demonstrators had gathered to call for justice for protesters who were allegedly shot dead on October 20, 2020

The EndSARS protests which were held in October 2020 were against the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force accused of brutality.

READ ALSO: Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

However, on Wednesday the peaceful protest was disrupted by police officers who fired teargas at the youths.
The protesters scampered for safety as they chanted “EndSARS”.

 

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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

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Protesters loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja, saying “nobody died at Lekki tollgate” in Lagos.

The protesters who were conveyed to the venue on a bus, held up placards stating,”#EndSarsProtest; Lekki shooting was a hoax”, and ”Nobody died at Lekki tollgate”.

On October 20, 2020, soldiers reportedly opened fire on protesters campaigning against police brutality at Lekki tollgate.

READ ALSO: No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

While some reports, including civil society groups say some protesters were killed in the attack, the federal government has disputed this account.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Wednesday described the Lekki incident as a ”phantom massacre”.

Nigerians poured into the streets in Lagos, Abuja and other places on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

 

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 20220 - Mohammed

A year after the EndSARS protest, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has insisted that there was no massacre of Nigerians at Lekki where the event held last year.

READ ALSO: Police Arrest Two At Lekki Tollgate As EndSARS Procession Holds

During a news conference in Abuja, Mohammed said that most of the claims of killings were false and misleading as most of those who made the claims of losing people were yet to show up and give evidence a year after such allegations.

 

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