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EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by vanida6(f): 6:19am On Oct 12
Hundreds of young anti-SARS protesters on Sunday stormed the Nigeria House in New York demanding transparency in the disbandment of the police unit back home.

Among them was Stephen “Papi” Ojo, the artist, model and choreographer who stole the show as the ‘blue-guy’ in Beyoncé’s “Already” music video.
The protest started shortly after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announced the dissolution of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS),

*Adamu also announced plans for a new arrangement to address anticipated policing gaps following the disbandment, and the constitution of an investigative team to probe the alleged cases of rights violations, among others.

But the protesters, who bore placards with different inscriptions including, “We no want audio ban”, said they were not buying it.
They argued that previous commitments announced by the force to change the behaviour of SARS operatives and other personnel had no effect.

“We are not buying that because they told us in 2017 that SARS had been banned from a lot of things, but they continued,” said Miss Omobolanle Adams, of the protest organisers.

“We don’t want back-door politics, we don’t want back-door negotiations.

“We want President Muhammadu Buhari to speak directly to us. We want justice for people that were murdered, raped and assaulted.

“We want the SARS operatives responsible brought to book and at the end of the day, we don’t want them redeployed to other units. We want them gone,” she said.

In a series of tweets on Friday, the president assured Nigerians of his determination to end police brutality and bring “erring personnel to justice”.
Buhari said his administration’s “determination to reform the police should never be in doubt”, and sued for calm.

He blamed the bad reputation of SARS on some bad apples, noting that most police officers were committed to protecting Nigerians.

Another leader of the protest, Peter Johnson, reiterated that there was no transparency in the reported dissolution of the outfit

“They gave us a very generic message. I, personally, feel like we need to see actual results.
“We need to see a plan of where the operatives are going because people are still going to die,” he said.

Addressing other protesters, ‘Papi’ Ojo said he relocated to the U.S. at the age of 11 and was afraid to visit home because he had lost two uncles to SARS.
However, the 23-year-old said the unity and courage displayed by Nigerians in the protest had given him the strength to return and make a change.

“As I speak, I am still afraid, but I can’t keep living in fear any more because I have relations back home calling me to help.

“So, I am begging everyone here that is afraid like me to stand up and help in whatever way we can to effect the desired change back home,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the protesters took turns to narrate their personal experiences or those of their family members in the hands of SARS.
Being Sunday, the consulate was closed and no official was around to address the protesters.

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, did not answer the phone when NAN called to get his comments.

He had also not replied text messages sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/10/endsars-protesters-in-new-york-demand-transparency-in-sars-disbandment/

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by tollyboy5(m): 6:27am On Oct 12
grin they don't know Nigerians are smarter than their nonsense!
They thought everyone is Aboki that they'll ask to move left and they'll move without asking.

Akure #EndpoliceBrutalityNigeria
@ chicken rep for those staying around futa

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by realstars: 6:28am On Oct 12
Good, We Have Succeded To End Sas, Here Is The Next Level To Follow..
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Chiedu4Trump: 6:31am On Oct 12

Arewa never wanted it proscribed





If you notice that SARS does not operate in the North

SARS only has its supporters in the North

SARS we can see is a northern tool of opression



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32UridHuASI

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by bewla(m): 6:31am On Oct 12
Una try
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by ILoveDemMANNA: 6:32am On Oct 12
Yes, that is the next way forward.

And after then, the next way forward to a great country will be #EndYAHOOYAHOO.

Hope we will still see all these celebrities when #EndYAHOOYAHOO starts soon?
Hope it won't be only Prophet Phyno and Timaya that will lead the protest by then?

After EndSARS,
Can we now have #EndYahooYahoo?!

Any legit Nigerian with me on this ?

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by bamasite2: 6:32am On Oct 12
Good
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by sammy7410(m): 6:32am On Oct 12
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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by bolaayenimo: 6:32am On Oct 12
Let's continue with #EndBuhari

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by MrImole: 6:32am On Oct 12
Fery gud
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by VirginSearcher(m): 6:33am On Oct 12
That's nice.. this country is not working.. we need an executive order from the hide and seek cattle president to come and address Nigerians.. why are they always hiding Buhari from the public and in performing the task he was elected to do.. is he not a human being

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Tundellinium(m): 6:33am On Oct 12
This set of people have been bribed.
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Skynet45(m): 6:33am On Oct 12
angry #RestructureNigeria, #BuhariResign. Let's take our back country from those old leaders.


Chiedu4Trump:


Arewa never wanted it proscribed





If you notice that SARS does not operate in the North

SARS only has its supporters in the North

SARS we can see is a northern tool of opression



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32UridHuASI

Abokkis are illiterates what do you expect from them.

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Citadelfxfund(m): 6:34am On Oct 12
Okay
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by MChaze25(m): 6:35am On Oct 12
Next is to Fix Nigeria with maximum youth participation in government.
#fixNigeria

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Preshyrn: 6:35am On Oct 12
Stay woke
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by obo389(m): 6:35am On Oct 12
Divided interest.
That is one of the reasons why this country can never be in sync with anything.

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by IjebuWarrior: 6:35am On Oct 12
Isn't this just a good reason why we should go our separate ways? We simply have different priorities. angry

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Kendumazy(m): 6:38am On Oct 12
OK
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Bahdsypha(m): 6:38am On Oct 12
SARS will be reformed(2015), restructured(2016), reorganized (2017), reformed(2018), immediately disbanded(2019), now dissolved(2020)...

SAME STORY!!!!
AUDIO DISSOLUTION!

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Dididrumz(m): 6:39am On Oct 12
Of course, if not the same atrocities committed by the disbanded SARS will still continue.

Na the same people still wear the NPF uniform.

Let there be transparency on what to expect from the entire NPF so that we would know when they are over stepping their boundaries.

ILoveDemMANNA:
Yes, that is the next way forward.

And after then, the next way forward to a great country will be #EndYAHOOYAHOO.

Hope we will still see all these celebrities when #EndYAHOOYAHOO starts soon?
Hope it won't be only Prophet Phyno and Timaya that will lead the protest by then?

After EndSARS,
Can we now have #EndYahooYahoo?!

Any legit Nigerian with me on this ?

You seem to be a very stupid human being.
What has Your good government done to make youths stop Fraud?


Michaelcas:
na your excuse be that? *laughs in stop fraud*

Not an excuse but You should know that majority of Fraudsters(Yahoo Yahoo) were pushed into it by the hardship in Nigeria.

What can our minimum wage do for You in a month?

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Marcopol0090: 6:40am On Oct 12
ILoveDemMANNA:
Yes, that is the next way forward.

And after then, the next way forward to a great country will be #EndYAHOOYAHOO.

Hope we will still see all these celebrities when #EndYAHOOYAHOO starts soon?
Hope it won't be only Prophet Phyno and Timaya that will lead the protest by then?

After EndSARS,
Can we now have #EndYahooYahoo?!

Any legit Nigerian with me on this ?


You too dumb end yahoo no end bad government first you think yahoo is Nigeria biggest problem now abi

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Offpoint1: 6:40am On Oct 12
So I saw this guy comment about sachet tomato price increment, I decided to go get one...
I can't believe Gino's pepper sachet tomato I used to buy at the rate of N60 is now sold at N120, 3 eggs for N100 is now 2, N50 bread now looks like chewing gum, N100 fufu that can carry for a full day now looking like pimples, paint rubber of garri I used to buy at the price of N400/N500 now sold at N900, Nepa bill looking like Banana island house rent.
No No No!!! I can't take it no more!

#RevoluteNow
#EndHungerNow

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by 4tomandchi: 6:41am On Oct 12
It is one thing to announce the disbandment of SARS it another thing to truly get rid of them from the street.

Nigerians should stay awake it may just be another audio promise by the evil that has plagued us.

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by fineboynl: 6:41am On Oct 12
Chiedu4Trump:


Arewa never wanted it proscribed





If you notice that SARS does not operate in the North

SARS only has its supporters in the North

SARS we can see is a northern tool of opression



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32UridHuASI
the the sars should be redeploy to the north.

the southern part don't want anything to do with the current sars formation. is it by force?

how can they recriut touts to do a civil and police job.
the arewa can meet with the IGP to redeploy them to the north.

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by HeadShot: 6:42am On Oct 12
All those Afonjas should come back to Nigeria and enjoy their next level....

Chanting Sai Barber and running to America
That's wickedness

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Eriokanmi: 6:43am On Oct 12
bolaayenimo:
Let's continue with #EndBuhari
for what? He was voted not appointed. He should be allowed to finish his tenure. The onus is on you guys to choose a preferred leader in 2023. The protest shouldn't end with sars ok? Protest for a better leader come 2023 and it would be so. It's a major tool in every democracy globally, louder than the sound of a gun. Babangida believed in gun but protests forced him out of power so, use it ahead of 2023.

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Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Enudapan: 6:44am On Oct 12
Nah eh! No qualms

That's how we roll
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by BruncleZuma: 6:44am On Oct 12
grin grin grin grin
Re: EndSARS: Protesters In New York Demand Transparency In SARS Disbandment. by Johnson5258: 6:45am On Oct 12
Great!!!

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