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#EndSARS: House of Reps Summon IGP Adamu

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The Federal House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over the ongoing #EndSARS protest.

Naija News reports that the An ad hoc committee set up by Reps on the ongoing nationwide protests asked the IGP to appear before the special panel on October 22, 2020.

The panel will also conduct town hall meetings across the country to take hear from Nigerians on the matter.

Recall that Nigerians have taken to the streets to protest extrajudicial killings and brutality by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Following pressure from protesters, the Inspector General of Police disbanded SARS and announced the formation of a new unit called Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.

He also ordered former operatives of the disbanded SARS to submit themselves for psychological and medical examination at the Force HQ.

President Muhammadu Buhari had also in a video on social media assured Nigerians that the reformation of the Police would be taken seriously by his administration.

Unsatisfied with Buhari and the IGP’s actions so far Nigerians on social media began another advocacy using #EndSWAT as a replacement for #EndSARS.

The protesters are now calling for the arrest, parade and prosecution of officers of the defunct SARS responsible for harassment and shooting of peaceful protesters.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.