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JUST IN: #EndSARS Protests: President Buhari Appeals For Peace, Orders IGP To Reform Squad Immediately

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has intervened in the ongoing protests against brutality and extortion by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

He also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to reform the FSARS.

He gave the instruction during a meeting with the IGP today.

The president also appealed for calm in a series of tweets after the meeting.

He tweeted, “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.

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The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure 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.

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#EndSARS: Ijebu Ode Protesters Kill And Roast Cow At Protest Ground (Photos)

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The #EndSARS protest in Ijebu Ode took a different turn after protesters killed and roasted a cow at protest ground.

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The photos were shared on social media.

David Olaiya Shola while sharing the photo wrote:

“Ijebu ode protest 😃😃😀

What a peaceful protest”

The incident took place on Sunday. The meat was shared to protesters who were present.

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One Feared Dead As #EndSARS Protest Turns Violent In Surulere, Popular Nigerian Singer, Oxlade, Injured (Photos)

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Protest against police brutality, extortion and extra-judicial killings turned violent in the Surulere area of Lagos State today.

It was gathered that police officers shot indiscriminately to disperse the protesters.

In the process, two of the protesters were reportedly hit by gunshots.

One of those hit by the gunshot has been reported dead.

The protesters had since shared pictures and videos of the victims on social media.

However, efforts to reach the Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, proved abortive.

He also did not respond to a text message forwarded to him by newsmen.

In the videos that surfaced online, the protesters were seen scampering to safety.

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JUST IN: Four Dead As Three Storey Building Collapses In Lagos Island

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Four yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives today when a three-storey building collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos Island, Lagos State.

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It was gathered that eight other persons were injured.

The General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident.

He noted that the affected three-storey building located at 62, Odo Street, Obalende, Lagos Island, was under construction when it collapsed.

He said, “Upon arrival at the incident scene, a three-storey building under construction was discovered to have self-collapsed.

The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained, but efforts are presently ongoing by LASEMA and other responders towards salvaging the situation.

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