Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Saturday 10th October 2020

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today Saturday 10th October 2020

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#ENDSARS: Police Engage In Random Arrest Of Delta Youth After Clash Between Police, Protesters

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Men of the Delta State Command of the Nigeria Police Force have begun the indiscriminate arrest of youths in the state.
The arrest is being done after a clash between the police and youth demonstrating against the #ENDSARS protest in the state.

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The nationwide protest is being done to demand the immediate scrapping of the unit for arrest, extortion and killing of Nigerian youth.
At the protest in Delta on Thursday, the police shot a youth in the leg and forcefully dispersed the protesters.
In the ensuing melee, a police officer was killed while another was wounded.
The police, in a statement on Friday said a discreet investigation will be done.
The police, however, took to the streets randomly to arrest youths.
Residents of the state said police were breaking into people’s houses and hotels to arrest youths.
Videos shared on social media showed police engaging in mass arrest and brutalisation of youths seen within the vicinity.

Video of SARS Officer Shoots Boy During Ughelli #ENDSARS Protest As Police Violently Disperse Demonstrators

SARS Officer Shoots Boy During Ughelli #ENDSARS Protest As Police Violently Disperse Demonstrators

WATCH VIDEO: SARS Officer Shoots Boy During Ughelli #ENDSARS Protest As Police Violently Disperse Demonstrators In Delta State

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Nigeria Man, Two Others Arrested Over Attempt To Smuggle 993.42 Grams Of Drugs Into Australia

A 39-year-old Nigerian, Ogadimma Igwe Linus, has been arrested in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for attempting to smuggle drugs into Australia.
He was arrested on Tuesday by the Anti-drug Department collaborated with Fedex Express in an operation coordinated by the Phnom Penh court prosecutor, Soeung Moneyroth, alongside a Sierra Leone national, Conth Abdul, and a Cambodian woman, Han Lis.

The officers were said to have checked out an unusual package, which was hidden among some books being sent to Australia from Phnom Penh.
They discovered 993.42 grams of the methamphetamine drug inside the package of books.
The suspects and the evidence were sent to the anti-drug department for case preparation.

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BREAKING: President Buhari Breaks Silence Over Nationwide Protest After 72 Hours, Says Nigeria Police Force Patriotic

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has broken his silence as demonstrations against police brutality hold throughout the country for a third night.
Nigerians are demanding the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad over rights violations and abuse of citizens.

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President Buhari, IGP, Yet To Address Nigerians 72 Hours After Protest Erupted In Cities Nationwide Over Police Brutality

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Buhari, who had kept mum on the matter for more than two days as police dispersed peaceful protesters with teargas and live rounds on Friday in Abuja hailed the Nigeria Police Force as patriotic.
He said, “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct and ensure that the police are fully accountable to the people.
I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people. pic.twitter.com/yoLoZt7Et9— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 9, 2020

“The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, and menmsure erring personnel are brought to justice. I appeal for patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.
“The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job.”
The vast majority of men and women of the Nigeria Police Force are patriotic and committed to protecting the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians, and we will continue to support them to do their job.— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) October 9, 2020

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United Kingdom Reacts To #ENDSARS Protest In Nigeria, Calls For Accountability In Police

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing.

The United Kingdom has reacted to the ongoing #ENDSARS protest across states in Nigeria.
The UK urged the Nigerian Government to create accountability within the police.
The protest, which has entered the third day, has drawn both local and international attention to the extrajudicial activities by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing.

The aggrieved youth are demanding the immediate disbandment of the dreadful unit that has become notorious for unlawful activities including indiscriminate arrests, extortion and killings of youths incessantly.
Reacting to the protest, British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, acknowledged the desire of the people calling for the scrapping of SARS.
She urged President Muhammadu Buhari to build more accountability in the police.
Significant protests over #SARS demonstrating Nigerian people’s desire for police reform. Peaceful protests are powerful. Police Act recently passed by @MBuhari provides good foundation to build more accountable community police force. @UKinNigeria @PoliceNG— Catriona Laing (@CatrionaLaing1) October 9, 2020

The police, however, have begun to clampdown on the protesters.
Demonstrators were violently dispersed in Abuja, Osun and Delta states.

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#EndSARS Protesters To Spend Third Night Outside Lagos Assembly

Protesters in Lagos calling for an end to police brutality in the county perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad will spend a third night demonstrating, SaharaReporters can confirm.
The protests, which started on Wednesday, have been peaceful, disrupted largely by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.

The demonstrators will conduct sit-out overnight in front of the Lagos State House of Assembly in Alausa after vowing not to leave until SARS was disbanded.
One of the protest organisers, Juwon Sanya-Olu, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Friday evening said, “We will be here all night. No going back, we will eat here, we have asked a DJ to come and play us music and we will be here until our demands are met.”
PHOTONEWS: @PoliceNG Task Force Arrives Alausa With Detention Trucks As Protesters Plan To Spend Third Night Demonstrating Against Police Brutality@followlasg @jidesanwoolu #EndSARS #EndSarsProtests #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSarsNow pic.twitter.com/RVxfsBwH1S— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 9, 2020

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Truck Crushes Newly Married Woman, Three Others To Death In Kaduna

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At least four persons including a newly married woman were killed when a truck loaded with sand ran into a motorcycle and tricycle waiting for traffic light at Kaduna Refinery Junction along Kachia Road under Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Though the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, eyewitness accounts, however, linked the incident to Kaduna State Traffic and Environmental Law Enforcement Agency staff.

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The incident drew the ire of youths in the area, who trooped out in large numbers to barricade the road, resulting in long traffic.
It took the intervention of security personnel to disperse the angry youth.
Another source, however, blamed the driver for speeding while all attempts by KASTELEA officials to stop him fell on deaf ears. 
He said the truck was coming from the Marabah Rido axis and on approaching the KRPC t-junction, the driver saw the traffic light on red but attempted to beat the traffic light.

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Four Abuja High Court Staff Die In Road Accident

About four persons have been reported dead in a road accident involving some staff of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The accident happened at Akwanga Road as they were returning to Abuja from a training program in Jos, Plateau State.

SaharaReporters gathered that some staff in the bus also sustained varying degrees of injury.
Those injured were conveyed to Cedarcrest Hospital in Abuja for treatment.

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Protesters Cordone Off Major Highways In Lagos, Demand End To Police Brutality

Protesters demanding an end to police brutality in Nigeria have cordoned off major roads in Lagos.
The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is currently experiencing heavy traffic after the protesters closed the Alausa section of the major highway, PUNCH reports.

Part of Secretariat bus-stop opposite Magodo Phase II was also barricaded by the protesters, causing traffic to spill to Otedola Bridge.
The Nigerian Government is yet to respond to the demand of the protesters, who have vowed to continue until their demands were met.

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President Buhari, IGP, Yet To Address Nigerians 72 Hours After Protest Erupted In Cities Nationwide Over Police Brutality

The Nigerian Government is yet to address citizens after protests erupted in cities around the country since Wednesday over police brutality and other rights violations.
The protesters, who took to streets in Lagos, Abuja, Osun, Benin and other parts of the country, are demanding the complete disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the police notorious for harassing and extorting citizens.

The police in a bid to quell the protest on Friday opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in Abuja, Delta and parts of Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to address the grievances of the protesters more than 72 hours after the agitations began.
The protesters have vowed to remain on the streets until their demands were met.
PHOTONEWS: Protesters Mark Third Day On Lagos Streets As More Nigerians Join Demonstration To Demand #EndSARS | Sahara Reporters #LagosProtestsAgain #EndSARSProtest pic.twitter.com/UdlUBN6UXM— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 9, 2020

#ENDSARS: Protest Turns Violent As @PoliceNG Attack Demonstrators In Osun, Abuja | Sahara Reporters pic.twitter.com/lfYvIEVnsW— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 9, 2020

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BREAKING: Thief Breaks Into Lawmaker’s Office Inside National Assembly Complex, Steals US Dollars, Office Equipment

A young man identified as Kabiru on Friday beat security checks at the National Assembly complex to gain entry into the office of a member of the House of Representatives and carted away dollars and other valuable items in the process.
The incident happened at 2:30pm when the suspect allegedly sneaked into another lawmaker’s office located on the fourth floor of the Assembly complex using a master key.

The suspect reportedly made away with the hard currency and some other office equipment including computers, photocopy machine and printer.
SaharaReporters gathered that Kabiru was a Special Assistant to one lawmaker from Adamawa State and was known by many people in the complex.
He was said to have been identified by security operatives, who analysed the footage before he was arrested.
At the time of filing this report, some lawmakers including Chairman, House Committee on Media and Publicity, Benjamin Kalu, security personnel were all sighted at the ground floor of the complex where the suspect was being held.
SaharaReporters gathered that there was pressure from the boss of the suspect to release him and bury the matter.
A CCTV footage obtained by SaharaReporters showed the suspect while carrying out the operation.
The suspect also confessed to the crime in another video seen by our correspondent.
It was gathered that a similar incident took place last week when the office of Hon. Ali Datti Yaku representing Bebeji Constituency of Kano State located on the third floor of the complex was burgled by unknown persons, who made away with valuable items.

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