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It’s irresponsible to attack #ENDSARS protesters – Eholor

Following attacks on #ENDSARS protesters across the country, social crusader and President One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor has condemned the attacks demanding an end to police brutality and all related abuses nationwide.

According to Eholor, the peaceful protest is fast yielding results with the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and setting up a judicial panel of enquiry by state governments.

He maintained that the protests were legitimate, and young people who ignited the movement have a right to express their grievances using the weapon of protest.

Eholor, in a statement endorsed by him urged the government to protect the peaceful protesters instead of attacking them.

The leader of One Love Foundation noted that the protest is an affirmation of the readiness of the youths to resist bad governance in all its ramifications.

“This protest is the result of accumulated anger of the Nigerian youths over decades of failure in the delivery of basic social services, unemployment, systemic corruption, impunity by those in powers and disobedience to the rule of law which has precipitated distrust and lack of confidence in the state and its institutions.”

According to him, these frustrations are visible in the faces and attitudes of the Nigerian youth who have no job nor shelter, good hospitals nor schools, good road nor electricity.

“I affirm the validity of the protests and the grievances driving the mobilization and organization of popular anger. Police brutality in particular, and the brutality of security, armed forces, and law enforcement agents towards citizens, in general, is a fact and a reality that cannot be contradicted.”

Eholor also reaffirmed the readiness of One Love Foundation to drive the message of good governance and reorientation of the Nigerian youths. He further urged the federal government to reduce the cost of governance and increase the salaries of men of the Nigeria Police Force. He noted that poor welfare of the officers were the resultant attacks the masses were getting from them.

“One Love Foundation as a group is ready to assist the government in reorienting the masses about patriotism especially in having confidence of the Nigerian State. A lot of people believe that the nation is drifting to a failed state but if the government assure us of their readiness to invest in youths and attend to their request, we are capable of engaging them.”

“I have said it severally that we cannot police Nigeria without proper funding and motivation. The government should increase the salaries of the police for effective service delivery. You cannot be paying an Officer less than $200 and expect the person to perform magic.”

#EndSARS: Edo govt sets up 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry

Edo State Government on Monday set up a 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry into circumstances surrounding the #EndSARS protests in the state.

Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., in a statement, disclosed that the Panel has been given 90 days to complete the assignment.

According to him, the Panel was set up “In response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #Endsars protesters.”
The Panel is chaired by Hon. Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe, while Mrs. Joyce Ugbodaga is the Secretary to the Committee.

Other members of the Committee include Bishop Feb Idahosa, (Clergy); Francis Osayi, (ASUU); Comrade Osahon Obasuyi (NYC); Prest Aigbokhian (Civil Society); Mrs Uloaku Uzamere (NCWS); Comrade Pius Efofan (NANS); Pius Okpere (#EndSARS Movement); Comrade Kola Edokpayi (#EndSARS Movement); Mrs Felicia Monyei (Ministry of Justice) and a Representative of security forces.

Ogie said the terms of reference of the Panel are “to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.

“To advise on compensation or restitution to the victims, or- where the victim has been killed- to the family of the victim, based on condition which shall be clearly laid out by the Committee.

“To ensure that compensation is paid within 14 days of the decision to compensate.”

The Panel will also recommend and direct the Attorney General to immediately prosecute all persons responsible for the various crimes committed; recommend measures to forestall reoccurrences in the future and make any other recommendations to government in furtherance of the mandate of this Committee.

The statement further read: “The Panel has been given 90 days to complete this assignment. All hearings will be open to the general public. All interested persons are advised to send their complaints, petitions and suggestions to the Committee.

“The Edo State government fully ascribes to the ideals of the #EndSARS movement, which is driven by the desire for a new Nigeria, within which no man or woman is oppressed, and within which all can realise their true potentials.

“The reform and repositioning of the Nigerian Police Force is an integral part of this move, and therefore we call upon the Federal Government to speedily intervene and take immediate and concrete measures to strengthen the Nigerian Police Force, and ensure that all officers and men conduct themselves in a humane and efficient manner, in alignment with international best practices.”

#EndSARS: Fulani terrorists claim responsibility for Apo attacks, vow to kill all Southerners

Press release by the Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) –

#ENDSARs: We condemn attempts by Southerners, Middle Belt to break the country

The Fulani Nationality Movement, (FUNAM) takes full responsibility for the attack by fire meted out to protesters in Abuja today

By tomorrow, the operation will continue. We hereby order all our cells across the country to mobilise for a battle we have all waited for since the past years

The #ENDSARs protest is a smokescreen to toppled the government of the day so as to imposed a government representing the interests of the South and Middle Belt.

We warn that these orchestrated campaigns are designed and conceived by Southern politicians to scuttle a democratically elected government

FUNAM takes full responsibility for the attack on the vehicles in Abuja We shall continue with a nationwide assault in the most vicious manner against the protesters whose devilish game is to destabilise the country and force restructuring on the country against the wish of the majority of the people.

The few months ahead will be terrific.We shall spare no soul, men women and even the children of the infidel.

Why President Mohammadu Buhari has not met the expectations of millions of Nigerians including millions of Fulani people, there is no justification to violently overthrow this government.

We shall meet them violence for violence and wit for wit.

Soldiers take over streets of Abuja due to #EndSARS protests

The Nigerian Army has deployed soldiers to several parts of Abuja to curtail the violent outcome of the EndSARS protests.

Soldiers have been deployed to the streets of Abuja and stationed in strategic places to arrest the escalating #EndSARS protests.

According to media reports, this development is coming amid protests by Nigerians who have been demanding for an end to police brutality and comprehensive reforms of the Nigerian Police Force.

The protests, which have been ongoing for about 2 weeks across the country, have in some cases gone out of hand in Abuja with suspected hoodlums attacking #EndSARS protesters as well as pro-SARS groups.

The situation has led to clashes that left several persons injured with vehicles and other property damaged.

There have been reports that a protester, who was stabbed by one of such hoodlums, died in a hospital.

#EndSARS: Anonymous Allegedly Hacks GTBank, Customers Receive N5,000

International hacktivist,
Anonymous is back in the headlines again after reportedly hacking GTBank and crediting its customers N5,000.

Customers of the bank made the disclosure on the Twitter platform.

Recall that DSTV and GOTV were allegedly hacked yesterday by the same group which made all paid channels free without subscription.

Earlier this morning, it was gathered that Anonymous distributed #1000 airtime after hacking Airtel regarding the #EndSARs protest.

See tweets below;

#EndSARS: Edo govt declares 24-hour curfew

The Edo State Government hereby imposes a 24-hour curfew across the state till further notice.

The curfew is to take effect from 4pm, October 19, 2020.

This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of #ENDSARS protesters.

While the government of Edo State respects the rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit idly when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the state.

By the directive, schools and businesses are to shut down activities accordingly. Those who cannot move safely are to stay put between now and 4pm till calmness is restored.

Parents are advised to rein in their children, youths and wards, to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

The responsibility of government is to protect lives and property and maintain law and order, therefore, anyone found outside in violation of the curfew would be dealt with according to the law.

#EndSARS UPDATE: Benin protesters burn down police station, kill officer, break into prison, free prisoners

The #EndSars protests in Benin City, Edo State capital has turned violent.

Information available to Jungle Journalist Media Ltd is that all the prisoners at Benin prison have fled the prison perimeters after protesters attacked the prison along Sapele Road.

Two videos intercepted by our correspondent on the social media shows prisoners on the high fence, tearing off the wires and jumping down to freedom.

Protesters were also seen outside on the highway, chanting and raising palm leafs.

In a similar development, the Idogbo Police Station opposite Ikpoba Okha local government headquarters in the city has also been attacked by another set of protesters. The protesters, according to eye witnesses stormed the station and chased away all officers on duty. They then lit up the station, along with all vehicles parked there.

Yesterday, protesters knocked down a police officer at Aduwawa with their vehicle, killing him instantly.

The new development may not be unconnected with the killing of four protesters, and injuring of several others by a driver on Saturday evening.

On Thursday, hoodlums had also shot and killed a protester in the city, while trying to disrupt the protests.

The governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki had condemned the killing, and given security operatives 24 hours to fish it the killers.

Stay with Jungle Journalist Media Ltd for more updates.

#EndSARS!

Breaking: #EndSARS protesters break into Benin prison, free prisoners (video)

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd has just learnt that #EndSARS protesters in Benin has broken into the prison and freed some prisoners.

The event occured at the Nigerian Correctional Service along Sapele Road in the city.

See video below:
https://t.co/gLUCMyPc3d

#EndSARS Protesters Lock Down Benin City, Block All Roads

Following the crushing of four protesters on Saturday evening in Benin City, #EndSARS protesters this morning blocked all roads leading into and out of the city.

Jungle Journalist Media Ltd reports that students have been sent back home, and those who could not get vehicles have been forced to stay at home.

Business men and workers were seen trekking to their various places of business.

The Junior Secondary School Examinations popularly known as Junior WAEC, slated to begin this morning has also been postponed and students told to go home.

More details to come.

#EndSARS: Anonymous hacks Airtel, credits all users N1000 credit

Users of Airtel have come out to testify that Anonymous has hacked the Airtel network.

At the moment, over 10 users have told Jungle Journalist Media Limited that they have extra credit of N1000 at the moment.

Yesterday, Anonymous infiltrated DSTV and GOTV channels, providing users all the channels for free. DSTV was later able to recover its channels.