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Nigeria, U.S. at talks, make terror in North security threat

SOME core allies of Nigeria, which have pledged not to abandon the country in its most trying times, are indeed keeping their promises.
One of such allies is the United States (U.S.), which yesterday agreed with the Federal Government to incorporate…

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AzaziSOME core allies of Nigeria, which have pledged not to abandon the country in its most trying times, are indeed keeping their promises.

One of such allies is the United States (U.S.), which yesterday agreed with the Federal Government to incorporate the security dimension in the North as a critical component of the Nigeria-U.S. Bi-National Commission (BNC).              

To this end, both countries have re-arranged the BNC cooperation framework by splitting its Regional Security Cooperation and the Niger Delta component into an entirely separate working group, with emphasis on insecurity in the North.

At the inception of the Commission, its core mandates were basically protecting the Niger Delta, which then was the haven of militants, promotion of good governance, strengthening national institutions for better performance, among others.

But when officials of Nigeria and the U.S. began a two-day talk under the BNC in Abuja yesterday, there was a consensus among the participants that the terror in the North should be given prominence in its framework.

The security challenges facing Nigeria will also be the focus of top serving and retired senior officers of the country’s military, who will converge in Abuja from today for a two-day seminar on finding new ways of tackling terrorism and other crimes in the country. Anchored by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC) in partnership with the National Defence College Abuja, the forum has the theme: “Nation-building and national orientation – Imperatives for national security.”

At the inaugural meeting of the Regional Security Cooperation Working Group of the BNC yesterday in Abuja, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. William Fitzgerald, said the security situation in the northern part of Nigeria had reached a significant dimension.

The move, according to officials, will enable a sharper focus on the terrorism onslaught emanating from Nigeria while the end of the same instrument takes care of the older Niger Delta problem.

Fitzgerald said although Niger Delta issues are ever pressing alongside with maritime security, there is a critical need for a more delineated approach to security in Nigeria.                      

The American military and intelligence officials held discussion with their Nigerian counterparts, who were led by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Martin Uhoimobhi, the National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi (rtd) as well as the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Prof. Ade Adefuye.

The Commission was given a formal launch pad in April 2010 when its framework was signed with the convergence of four of the identified working groups – Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity; Energy and Investment; Niger Delta and Regional Security Cooperation; and Agriculture and Food Security.                 

Before the meeting went into a closed-door session, Fitzgerald said “security issues in the North have taken on new significance, so we have chosen to split the Regional Security Cooperation and the Niger Delta into its own working group. The regional security cooperation will have its own working group, which we will meet and discuss today (yesterday) and tomorrow (today).”                  

Conveying the American government’s condolences to the killings in Kano, Bauchi and other parts of the North, he said: “We deplore deeply the reign of terror that has existed in the North of this country for many months. And we stand with you to work together to find a way to bringing peace to the North.”

Discussions on the Niger Delta issue were the main thrust of exchanges at the BNC meeting in Washington in September last year. Fitzgerald noted in this regard that the U.S. is “very eager to help advance economic development and environmental protection in that vital region.

“We are very pleased with these ongoing strategic dialogues. We regard the BNC as a successful platform for visibly and consistently advancing shared U.S. and Nigerian interests in democracy, development, and security. Today marks the recognition of these gains and also a new beginning,” he added.              

He disclosed further yesterday that last year’s discussions on “Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity” allowed American officials to get direct input from civil society groups, the private sector, as well as state governors about the extensive election preparations needed for the April 2011 election.              

But in the coming year, the U.S. is looking to addressing good governance issues, in particular increasing its joint commitment to building the capacity of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies.

Early next month, the Assistant Secretary of African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, will lead a trade mission to four countries in Africa, including Nigeria with private investors to discuss investment, foreign direct investment in Nigeria’s electrical distribution network as well as power generation.

On what Nigeria was bringing on board the new round of talks, Uhomoibhi said the meeting was based on mutual respect and understandings, allowing a closer cooperation through the BNC to help tackle general security issues.               

“To us as Nigeria, we always consider it as the basis for developing very close relations based on the implementation of specific programmes in such areas as agriculture, food security, good governance, power, energy and general security issues.”

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

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Nigeria, U.S. at talks, make terror in North security threat

SOME core allies of Nigeria, which have pledged not to abandon the country in its most trying times, are indeed keeping their promises.
One of such allies is the United States (U.S.), which yesterday agreed with the Federal Government to incorporate…

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AzaziSOME core allies of Nigeria, which have pledged not to abandon the country in its most trying times, are indeed keeping their promises.

One of such allies is the United States (U.S.), which yesterday agreed with the Federal Government to incorporate the security dimension in the North as a critical component of the Nigeria-U.S. Bi-National Commission (BNC).              

To this end, both countries have re-arranged the BNC cooperation framework by splitting its Regional Security Cooperation and the Niger Delta component into an entirely separate working group, with emphasis on insecurity in the North.

At the inception of the Commission, its core mandates were basically protecting the Niger Delta, which then was the haven of militants, promotion of good governance, strengthening national institutions for better performance, among others.

But when officials of Nigeria and the U.S. began a two-day talk under the BNC in Abuja yesterday, there was a consensus among the participants that the terror in the North should be given prominence in its framework.

The security challenges facing Nigeria will also be the focus of top serving and retired senior officers of the country’s military, who will converge in Abuja from today for a two-day seminar on finding new ways of tackling terrorism and other crimes in the country. Anchored by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC) in partnership with the National Defence College Abuja, the forum has the theme: “Nation-building and national orientation – Imperatives for national security.”

At the inaugural meeting of the Regional Security Cooperation Working Group of the BNC yesterday in Abuja, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. William Fitzgerald, said the security situation in the northern part of Nigeria had reached a significant dimension.

The move, according to officials, will enable a sharper focus on the terrorism onslaught emanating from Nigeria while the end of the same instrument takes care of the older Niger Delta problem.

Fitzgerald said although Niger Delta issues are ever pressing alongside with maritime security, there is a critical need for a more delineated approach to security in Nigeria.                      

The American military and intelligence officials held discussion with their Nigerian counterparts, who were led by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Martin Uhoimobhi, the National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi (rtd) as well as the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Prof. Ade Adefuye.

The Commission was given a formal launch pad in April 2010 when its framework was signed with the convergence of four of the identified working groups – Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity; Energy and Investment; Niger Delta and Regional Security Cooperation; and Agriculture and Food Security.                 

Before the meeting went into a closed-door session, Fitzgerald said “security issues in the North have taken on new significance, so we have chosen to split the Regional Security Cooperation and the Niger Delta into its own working group. The regional security cooperation will have its own working group, which we will meet and discuss today (yesterday) and tomorrow (today).”                  

Conveying the American government’s condolences to the killings in Kano, Bauchi and other parts of the North, he said: “We deplore deeply the reign of terror that has existed in the North of this country for many months. And we stand with you to work together to find a way to bringing peace to the North.”

Discussions on the Niger Delta issue were the main thrust of exchanges at the BNC meeting in Washington in September last year. Fitzgerald noted in this regard that the U.S. is “very eager to help advance economic development and environmental protection in that vital region.

“We are very pleased with these ongoing strategic dialogues. We regard the BNC as a successful platform for visibly and consistently advancing shared U.S. and Nigerian interests in democracy, development, and security. Today marks the recognition of these gains and also a new beginning,” he added.              

He disclosed further yesterday that last year’s discussions on “Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity” allowed American officials to get direct input from civil society groups, the private sector, as well as state governors about the extensive election preparations needed for the April 2011 election.              

But in the coming year, the U.S. is looking to addressing good governance issues, in particular increasing its joint commitment to building the capacity of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies.

Early next month, the Assistant Secretary of African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, will lead a trade mission to four countries in Africa, including Nigeria with private investors to discuss investment, foreign direct investment in Nigeria’s electrical distribution network as well as power generation.

On what Nigeria was bringing on board the new round of talks, Uhomoibhi said the meeting was based on mutual respect and understandings, allowing a closer cooperation through the BNC to help tackle general security issues.               

“To us as Nigeria, we always consider it as the basis for developing very close relations based on the implementation of specific programmes in such areas as agriculture, food security, good governance, power, energy and general security issues.”

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

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Nigeria, U.S. at talks, make terror in North security threat

SOME core allies of Nigeria, which have pledged not to abandon the country in its most trying times, are indeed keeping their promises.
One of such allies is the United States (U.S.), which yesterday agreed with the Federal Government to incorporate…

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AzaziSOME core allies of Nigeria, which have pledged not to abandon the country in its most trying times, are indeed keeping their promises.

One of such allies is the United States (U.S.), which yesterday agreed with the Federal Government to incorporate the security dimension in the North as a critical component of the Nigeria-U.S. Bi-National Commission (BNC).              

To this end, both countries have re-arranged the BNC cooperation framework by splitting its Regional Security Cooperation and the Niger Delta component into an entirely separate working group, with emphasis on insecurity in the North.

At the inception of the Commission, its core mandates were basically protecting the Niger Delta, which then was the haven of militants, promotion of good governance, strengthening national institutions for better performance, among others.

But when officials of Nigeria and the U.S. began a two-day talk under the BNC in Abuja yesterday, there was a consensus among the participants that the terror in the North should be given prominence in its framework.

The security challenges facing Nigeria will also be the focus of top serving and retired senior officers of the country’s military, who will converge in Abuja from today for a two-day seminar on finding new ways of tackling terrorism and other crimes in the country. Anchored by the Alumni Association of the National Defence College (AANDEC) in partnership with the National Defence College Abuja, the forum has the theme: “Nation-building and national orientation – Imperatives for national security.”

At the inaugural meeting of the Regional Security Cooperation Working Group of the BNC yesterday in Abuja, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mr. William Fitzgerald, said the security situation in the northern part of Nigeria had reached a significant dimension.

The move, according to officials, will enable a sharper focus on the terrorism onslaught emanating from Nigeria while the end of the same instrument takes care of the older Niger Delta problem.

Fitzgerald said although Niger Delta issues are ever pressing alongside with maritime security, there is a critical need for a more delineated approach to security in Nigeria.                      

The American military and intelligence officials held discussion with their Nigerian counterparts, who were led by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Martin Uhoimobhi, the National Security Adviser, Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi (rtd) as well as the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S., Prof. Ade Adefuye.

The Commission was given a formal launch pad in April 2010 when its framework was signed with the convergence of four of the identified working groups – Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity; Energy and Investment; Niger Delta and Regional Security Cooperation; and Agriculture and Food Security.                 

Before the meeting went into a closed-door session, Fitzgerald said “security issues in the North have taken on new significance, so we have chosen to split the Regional Security Cooperation and the Niger Delta into its own working group. The regional security cooperation will have its own working group, which we will meet and discuss today (yesterday) and tomorrow (today).”                  

Conveying the American government’s condolences to the killings in Kano, Bauchi and other parts of the North, he said: “We deplore deeply the reign of terror that has existed in the North of this country for many months. And we stand with you to work together to find a way to bringing peace to the North.”

Discussions on the Niger Delta issue were the main thrust of exchanges at the BNC meeting in Washington in September last year. Fitzgerald noted in this regard that the U.S. is “very eager to help advance economic development and environmental protection in that vital region.

“We are very pleased with these ongoing strategic dialogues. We regard the BNC as a successful platform for visibly and consistently advancing shared U.S. and Nigerian interests in democracy, development, and security. Today marks the recognition of these gains and also a new beginning,” he added.              

He disclosed further yesterday that last year’s discussions on “Good Governance, Transparency, and Integrity” allowed American officials to get direct input from civil society groups, the private sector, as well as state governors about the extensive election preparations needed for the April 2011 election.              

But in the coming year, the U.S. is looking to addressing good governance issues, in particular increasing its joint commitment to building the capacity of Nigeria’s anti-corruption agencies.

Early next month, the Assistant Secretary of African Affairs, Johnnie Carson, will lead a trade mission to four countries in Africa, including Nigeria with private investors to discuss investment, foreign direct investment in Nigeria’s electrical distribution network as well as power generation.

On what Nigeria was bringing on board the new round of talks, Uhomoibhi said the meeting was based on mutual respect and understandings, allowing a closer cooperation through the BNC to help tackle general security issues.               

“To us as Nigeria, we always consider it as the basis for developing very close relations based on the implementation of specific programmes in such areas as agriculture, food security, good governance, power, energy and general security issues.”

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

Read the release report below;

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