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Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Racoon(m): 8:45pm On Oct 13
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, says the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country is becoming a mob action.

According to him, some criminal elements have mixed with genuine protesters to unleash terror on citizens and members of the Nigeria Police Force.

The minister said the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was committed to improved welfare for members of the police, noting that the President increased salaries of policemen in the country two years ago.

Keyamo was reacting to one of the demands of #EndSARS protesters who want better remuneration for police officers nationwide.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that after days of protests against the brutality and extrajudicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday afternoon, announced the disbandment of the police unit.

Adamu said a new policing arrangement to replace the now-defunct police unit would be announced “in due course”, adding that all officers of the disbanded SARS have been redeployed with “immediate effect”.

But the protesters want the police authorities to carry out psychological evaluation and re-training of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed.

They demand the release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.

They also want increased salaries for police officers as well as the establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct.

Reacting to one of the five-point demands of the protesters on Tuesday, Keyamo, who spoke in a Facebook Live Chat with The PUNCH, said the Federal Government was not buoyant to increase the salaries of police officer at the moment.

He said, “The President has no powers to come up tomorrow and announce new salaries for policemen. When you do that, you even trigger an industrial crisis because you have different segments of the society, doctors, civil servants, soldiers and others will make fresh demands.

“We just did a minimum wage last year. It was President Buhari that increased the salaries of policemen two years ago. It was after a rigorous exercise, almost 100 per cent increment. Corporals and all that went home all smiling.

“You have to look at the national purse to do that. Right now, we are borrowing and that is why we are freeing up a lot of subsidies.” He emphasised that the reformation of the Nigeria Police Force is a process that won’t happen in a day.

He said the release of detained protesters is “an event” which the Federal and State governments have done but the other points would take some time. He, therefore, appealed to the protesters to give the government room to make those happen.

According to him, there must be a face to the struggle for proper negotiation between the government and the protesters.

The minister said, “Government cannot address hashtags and when they are addressing that, they don’t know whether they are exhaustive or not. The next day after addressing those hashtags, another party will rise with another demand. Nobody is going to do that.

“There is a babel of voice and right now, there are fifth columnists in the midst of everything. I am sure you have seen some hashtags like #BuhariMustResign. It is a matter of people pushing the frontiers of their demands without revealing from the beginning what they want.

“It is just a moment of emotions and lack of reason. This is mob mentality going on right now. But at some point, some voice of reasons must let people know the fact and fiction.

“Some people know the voice of reason to add at this time but they are scared to let out the voice of reason because they are afraid of the mass of angry listeners will turn out on them. But we shouldn’t, we have a bit more experience than them and we should tell them how it should be done.”

He commiserated with the families of victims killed in the ongoing protests, insisting that some unscrupulous elements have joined the demonstrations to wreak havoc on genuine protesters.

He said, “Some criminals mixed with the protesters, we must always realise that. Criminals at times come out to mix with genuine agitators. They carry weapons and they can hurt innocent Nigerians in the process.

“We need to get footages of these incidents, investigate them thoroughly and whoever is involved whether law enforcement agents, should face the law.

“Peaceful protests must be on both sides – those who are protesting must conduct themselves responsibly, the law enforcement agents must also act with restraint.”

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by NoPlaceLike: 8:49pm On Oct 13
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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by loramoore: 8:51pm On Oct 13
hmm
Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by SLAP44: 8:52pm On Oct 13
#Endswat

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Racoon(m): 8:53pm On Oct 13
Hypocrite! So what was it when you are protesting in 2012 & other times of your fake activist years? Festus Keyamo have crossed to the other side of the political divide.So he is now a good analyst of what decorum protesters should adopt or not.

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by sapientia(m): 9:05pm On Oct 13
If they were few, police would have opened fire on them

As if they succumbed willingly.

What was difficult became possible in 2 days.

Liars and hypocrites.

Nonsense and Ingredients

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by ibedun: 9:10pm On Oct 13
Well said but will the naive youths listen?

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by thundafire: 9:29pm On Oct 13
When in 2012 it wasn't a mob action,but now it is, useless politicians I still blame the youths that trooped out to vote APC.

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by sammy329(m): 9:30pm On Oct 13
Exactly sir, those guys are just calling for chaos.

SARS has been disbanded, a new unit has been created, I don't know what you would do to satisfy these guys.

Anyone still protesting is a criminal and should be treated as such.

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by slivertongue: 9:54pm On Oct 13
"some criminal elements have mixed with genuine protesters to unleash terror on citizens and members of the Nigeria Police Force"


SARS are the bigger criminals

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by BeeBeeOoh(m): 9:56pm On Oct 13
sammy329:
Exactly sir, those guys are just calling for chaos.

SARS has been disbanded, a new unit has been created, I don't know what you would do to satisfy these guys.

Anyone still protesting is a criminal and should be treated as such.
Shame on you for 600 years angry

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Nobody: 10:10pm On Oct 13
#EndSars #EndStupidGovernance #EndIncompetence #EndPHNC #EndThievingAndLyingPoliticians.

Wahala too much for this country.

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Heavenschild: 5:35am On Oct 14
#Endministerfatsalaries
#Enddstvmonopoly

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by wPrymHORIZON(f): 5:36am On Oct 14
Every protester can't be sane. We are human and humans are animals, though higher animals.


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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by KarlWhyte: 5:36am On Oct 14
yeye talk!!

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by ishowdotgmail(m): 5:36am On Oct 14
I wish one top government official son/daughter is mistakenly shot by this animal on black uniform so they know what's up. All these their nonsense talk no hold meaning cry

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by protests: 5:36am On Oct 14
Mouth odor!

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by BruncleZuma: 5:37am On Oct 14
See as them dey twist themselves into knots just to justify government sponsored violence...

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Cokacola: 5:37am On Oct 14
I’m coming back!
Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by mascot87(m): 5:37am On Oct 14
I have nothing much to say than "Keyamo is a fooool" No need stressing myself

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Joefat: 5:37am On Oct 14
I think we demand to know who is acting like Buhari. This is not right, how could a pretests like this going on since last week Friday and the president of the nation are yet to make a public or live ahead. We demand to see Buhari in person. Because we didn't voted for him on Twitter or IG. Because we youths Ain't take shit no more.

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by inoki247: 5:38am On Oct 14
You guys continue to dey yarn dust just say u guys are surprise the youth can come out without consulting u guys before launching the protest like NLC that's after the bag only nd not for d masses....

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by janedonez(m): 5:39am On Oct 14
Keyamo, when the government does what it ought to do. Then, these protests would not be relevant in the first place

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by ILoveDemMANNA: 5:39am On Oct 14
He said: ” I stand with the #EndSARS protesters because I’ve twice been a victim of police brutality. Now is the time for police reform. Now is the time to end police brutality.
YES!
This is what I am after.
#EndPoliceBrutality.
#ReformSARS
Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by mascot87(m): 5:39am On Oct 14
sammy329:
Exactly sir, those guys are just calling for chaos.

SARS has been disbanded, a new unit has been created, I don't know what you would do to satisfy these guys.

Anyone still protesting is a criminal and should be treated as such.

SARS kill you there

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Bigbishung: 5:39am On Oct 14
this one na donkey.

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Nanorest: 5:40am On Oct 14
thundafire:
When in 2012 it wasn't a mob action,but now it is, useless politicians I still blame the youths that trooped out to vote APC.

And what of you that voted PDP? Or you want us to bring party into this protest?

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by Dave0116(m): 5:40am On Oct 14
sammy329:
Exactly sir, those guys are just calling for chaos.

SARS has been disbanded, a new unit has been created, I don't know what you would do to satisfy these guys.

Anyone still protesting is a criminal and should be treated as such.
Its always very important you don't expose your f00lishness in public......... The Internet never forgets



On the other note these guys didn't really create any new unit, the unit has always being there.

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by GARRIYELLOW: 5:40am On Oct 14
Oga what were you expecting?
We've suffered for too long

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Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by wonuks(m): 5:40am On Oct 14
cool
Re: Keyamo: Some EndSARS Protesters Displaying Mob Mentality by ursullalinda(f): 5:40am On Oct 14
cool

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