By: on October 17, 2020
In an obvious response to the nationwide protests against the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday announced the scrapping of the squad at a news conference in Abuja.In its place, a new outfit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) was constituted. Also, according to the IGP, a Citizens and Strategic Stakeholders’ Forum will be formed to regularly interface with the leadership of the police at all levels and advise on poli...
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By: on October 14, 2020
In August 1970, my paternal uncle, Corporal Ezikpe Nnanna, took me to Enugu. I was just 10, but a 10-year-old boy hardboiled in Biafra. I can tell you that indeed, there was a country, Nigeria. There was a Nigeria Police Force, NPF. Nigeria has fallen terminally ill. No wonder that all its institutions are equally sick. We travelled to Enugu by train from Uzuakoli before daybreak. I remember the bright lights, the platforms crowded with people, their luggage and goods, and the exciting train ...
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