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Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by dre11(m): 12:44pm On Oct 16
#ENDSARS: How Police Assaulted Daily Trust Columnist Gimba Kakanda

Daily Trust columnist Gimba Kakanda and two others were among citizens assaulted by police for protesting on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr Kakanda, whose column, Beyond the Surface, appears in the Sunday edition of Daily Trust, told our reporter that the attack was “traumatizing” and a “close shave with death in the hands of the police”.

The protest has been on for days demanding scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which has come under criticism for profiling, human rights abuses, extortion, intimidation, harassment and killings.

Police had teargassed and use water cannon on a crowd of protesters marching from Unity Fountain toward the Force Headquarters on Sunday morning.

The direct attack on the columnist came by evening, as he and others went to retrieve their cars parked by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, which is a few metres opposite the Force HQ.

Kakanda and another protester, Ibrahim Usman, were slapped and beaten with clubs, the social media influencer and commentator told Daily Trust.

Up to 10 people have been killed as authorities try to crack down on the widening #ENDSARS protest, according to Amnesty International. Authorities have denied the claim.


The attack

Minutes after the protesting crowd was dispersed, Kakanda and Usman got a lift to return to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to retrieve their cars.

“When we reached the first barricade and explained ourselves they let us in. We didn’t know it was ploy,” Mr Kakanda told our reporter.

As the men reached for their vehicles, armed policemen accosted them with a barrage of questions.

“I tried to explain myself. At that time I was on the phone with a friend who is a police officer himself. I was attempting to hand over my phone to the man talking to us when someone hit me hard with a stick from behind. They grabbed the phone and smashed it on the road.

“There were a number of vehicles there aside ours. But these policemen went on rampage immediately by using knives to tear as many tyres as they could. They destroyed three of my own,” he explained.

After destroying the tyres, Kakanda said the policemen turned on them with clubs.

“I was using my hands to protect my face and head and that was how they caused serious injuries on my hands,” he narrated.

“They dehumanised us as much as they could and kept boasting that they could have killed us and erased every trace of our existence.”


“I will waste you and nobody can do anything to me”

Kakanda said after the initial round of beating, the policemen then dragged them before their superior.

“The officer, an ASP, with the name tag “MB Shehu” was very hostile and was direct in his threats. He told us that we were lucky it was daytime that had it been it was at night they would have killed us.

“’I’ll waste you right now and nobody can do anything to me’,” Kakanda quoted the police officer saying.

He said the police officer ordered his subordinates to take the two activists into the police headquarters for more beating before handing them over to SARS.

“He asked us why we didn’t go to protest at the SARS offices instead; when Ibrahim tried to explain that the Force headquarters was the right place for such action, they started slapping him again,” Kakanda said.



‘Thanks to Oby Ezekwesili’

It took an encounter with a senior officer Kakanda could only identify as “Ibe King N” to remedy the situation.

“When he saw us being escorted in, he was alarmed and asked the policemen about our identity. They told him that we were among the troublemakers protesting. To our relief and surprise, the man frowned at their action and ordered them to take us to his office instead.

“When we were alone in his office, he told us his intention to let us go but expressed fear that the same men could intercept us on our way out. So, he asked us to make a call for someone who could come and take us out,” Kakanda narrated.

While this was going on, former education minister and activist Oby Ezekwesili, arrived at the Force HQ demanding the whereabouts of Kakanda and Usman.

“The officers outside told her we were not in their custody. But she insisted. When the officer who was with us heard that he beckoned us and handed us over to her.”

The spokesperson of the police, Frank Mba, did not respond to repeated calls for comments on this story.

Recalling his injuries, Kakanda said, “Oby Ezekwesili took us to Amana Clinic for treatment, and then later I went to Deda Hospital for further check-up. But I’m all good.”


DAILY TRUST

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Don4eva(m): 12:45pm On Oct 16
Believe me, Nigerian Police is committing more atrocities even with the on going protests.

It pains me more to know that these policemen are people's fathers, brothers and husbands.

They have pushed us to the wall, there is no place to run to, we might need to fight back to be alive





There was really a country

#EndPoliceBrutality

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by KevMitnick: 12:54pm On Oct 16
The level of impunity exhibited by these policemen is alarming. The guys were quite lucky.

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Moferere: 12:56pm On Oct 16
No pity for Gimba, I have been following him for a while, he's an ethnic bigot

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by protests: 12:57pm On Oct 16
Dear IG,
Thank you for all you have done so far towards the #EndSARS project.
Although #EndSARS has not yet started, we are happy that you finally agree that something has to be done.
We will communicate to you a suitable date, time, and agenda where we'll really discuss #EndSARS.
For now, we wish you a nice time.
Signed.
Every concerned Nigerian Youth


Hope you understand, #EndSARS protests don't have any closing date, we've not yet started because the Nigeria Police are showing stronghead. Teachers senior policemen in the scheme of things, so who the hell do these miscreants think they are?

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Freeeanijor: 1:03pm On Oct 16
The Nigeria Police lack discipline that's why they always say that nothing will happen to them whenever they carry out crimes against innocent people. Let there be an independent body that'll trial and punish erring police officers. The military has military police, I feel the Nigerian police should have the same unit in the system.

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Freestainworld(m): 1:06pm On Oct 16
they have bitten more than they can chew

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Yahksbiz(m): 1:13pm On Oct 16
some people are saying they have met our demands....

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by BennyDGreat: 6:08pm On Oct 16
This aggressive method some police men are using won't work. It will further increase the tempo of the protest

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by ChimaAdeoye: 6:17pm On Oct 16
dre11:



#ENDSARS: How Police Assaulted Daily Trust Columnist Gimba Kakanda






DAILY TRUST



Lalasticlala

Of course the police man knows what he is talking about.

They kill people for mothing every day in Nigeria and nobody asks any questions about the circumstances that necessitated a threat to the Police man that he had to kill the citizens in self defense.

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by MrRhymes101(m): 8:11pm On Oct 16
Did he lie? The police has wasted a lot of young people, what has happened to them??

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by kalvoken(m): 8:11pm On Oct 16
All I know is that to cement our efforts so far, the young Nigerians should shun any politician older than Nigeria.

We have to start being leaders of today and not tomorrow.

Our mumu done do. Imagine for up to 10 days that most cities in the country have been on shut down, and the skeletal non-living deaf and gworo chewing castle rustle in aso rock has not deemed it fit to address the nation, other than to make a video clip. You guys never know what just begun under your nose.

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by DenreleDave(m): 8:11pm On Oct 16
undecided
Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Youcon9: 8:11pm On Oct 16
‪“We Don’t want” Bamaso “ Youths shout loud to President Muhammad Buhari


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU2li-hEXEI

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Kingsaeedibn: 8:11pm On Oct 16
Na true talk


If you die.. you die niyen..
Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by tonididdy(m): 8:12pm On Oct 16
... This country needs a violent revolution

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by GIANTPLUSHUB: 8:12pm On Oct 16
Honestly, this "I'll waste you, I'll kill you, you'll die here now now should be banned from the mouth of all law enforcement agents. Any officer caught saying it should be tried and punished in the court of law. This is part of the problem. You are not God. You are meant to serve! You are being paid with the tax payer funds!

GIANTPLUSHUB ENT.

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by jplusnaira: 8:12pm On Oct 16
Imagine
Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by seanwilliam(m): 8:12pm On Oct 16
SARS own don be
Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Lovelies1: 8:13pm On Oct 16
Even still on the ongoing protest this illiterate forget their civil responsibility and engaged in cult altitude
They forgot that when you are not civil in your public job then you can be tag a cultist, tout, criminal in legalized or recognize security uniform. Demon's

Well anytime this fowl idiot brings up their annual budget

Take a brief look at just 10 members of national assembly annual salary
29 million * 10 = 290 million
290 million * 12 month = 3 billion 480 million

This calculation is just for 10 members of national assembly
So when you see annual budget just know you elected legal thief's

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by EXLOVER(m): 8:13pm On Oct 16
Normal police and SARS slogan, and they mean it.
Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by oluwaseunamos33(m): 8:13pm On Oct 16
See goat that were meant to be protecting us

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Openbusiness: 8:13pm On Oct 16
Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by pretydiva(f): 8:14pm On Oct 16
Useless policemen

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by bewla(m): 8:14pm On Oct 16
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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by virginboy1(m): 8:14pm On Oct 16
#ENDSARS #ENDPOLICEBRUTALIYY #REFORMPOLICE.

But wait ooo. Are these junior police officers against the protest that daft?. By now they should know we the youths are fighting for the betterment of their organisation . undecided

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by pretydiva(f): 8:14pm On Oct 16
Useless policemen. Flexing their dirty muscles on unharmed civilians. Deport all of them to the north, they should go meet shekau and flex muscle with him and his boko boys

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Jh0wsef(m): 8:14pm On Oct 16
Wahala
Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by donprinyo: 8:14pm On Oct 16
It all started from killing one person and nothing happened. Now is ur turn. When I told u that an injustice to one is an injustice to all, u dey argue with me. Now enjoy the monster u made.

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Re: Police To Gimba Kakanda: I Will Waste You And Nobody Can Do Anything To Me by Mastakija(m): 8:14pm On Oct 16
there is no difference btw this police ppl and bokoharam its just that one is legal

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