AllNews Nigeria brings you the latest EndSARS Anniversary news compilations for today, Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Today, October 20, 2021, marks one-year since the Nigerian youths led a massive protest against the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) with the #EndSARS
Early October 2020, Nigerian Youth in mostly southwest states especially Lagos took to the streets to vent their anger over maltreatment, abuse and harassment metted out on citizens by members of the SARS police formation.
Youths who showed up at the Lekki toll gate to commemorate the first anniversary of the EndSARS protest which took place across Nigeria in 2020 have been arrested.
As of 8 am on Tuesday, October 20, two youths - one identified as a journalist with legit TV and the other with EndSARS designed white attire wrapped - were pushed into the task force van.
A year ago, #EndSARS protests erupted across Nigeria, with Abuja the Federal Capital not left out. The protests was sparked by many reported cases of police brutality and the illegal ways the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) a unit in the Nigerian Police Force, handles supposed criminal cases.
Police brutality is not unique to Nigeria. The menace is almost universal. It is the level of accountability and transparency in policing that makes the difference in some countries and this is apparently missing in the Nigeria Police Force.
The Lagos State Police Command has begun a show of force ahead of EndSARS memorial protests in the state.
AllNews Nigeria reports that the show of force is to send signals to those planning to stage EndSARS memorial protests on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
The activists behind the planned protests have stated that they will be having a car procession in honour of those believed to have lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests of October 2020.
The Chairman of the Nigeria Insurance Association (NIA), Ganiyu Musa, in Lagos on Wednesday, said the companies had paid claims totaling N9 billion of possible N20 billion in compensations for losses recorded at the October 2020 #EndSARS protests.
NIA said in a report issued on Monday that the insurance companies settled claims on 718 cases of vandalism, 93 cases of looting, 113 cases of theft, and 136 cases of loss of cash.
The Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) has donated an office block to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos, to support policing of the area.
LERSA President, Chief James Emadoye, while inspecting the building on Wednesday preparatory to its inauguration and handing over to the Nigeria Police Force, said the project was 95 percent completed.
Recall that many police stations and business premises and property were destroyed during the EndSARS protests exactly a year ago.
Rapper and actor, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, and comedian Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni joined in the EndSARS Memorial protest at Lekki toll gate.
AllNews Nigeria reports that the celebrities alongside other activists joined in the EndSARS Memorial protest on Wednesday in the car procession following the heavy presence of armed police personnel at the venue.
Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization has alleged that the #EndSARS Judicial Panel of Inquiry dashed hopes of victims rather than providing restitution to them.
Recall that last year October, the Lagos state government set up a nine-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of brutality and human rights violations perpetrated by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
These are the latest EndSARS anniversary news updates for today Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Visit our website www.allnews.ng for the more latest news in Nigeria and around the world.