Category Archives: EndSARs Protest

EndSARs: Gov’t orders 24-hour curfew in Abia State.


The commissioner said that the curfew was declared to ensure the continued security of lives and property of law abiding citizens in the state.

Abia State Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in two major cities in the state, joining the growing list of Nigerian states where curfew has been declared as protests against police brutality escalates.

Information Commissioner John Okiyi Kalu late Tuesday said in a statement that the curfew was ordered by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

According the statement, the curfew was slated to start at 6 pm on Tuesday evening till further notice.

He also stated that the governor approved a cash reward of N5 million to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of hoodlums and armed cultists in the state.

He stated that another reward of N1 million was approved for each authentic video evidence on brutality and extra-judicial killings by security agents in the state that will be submitted to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.


He urged parents and guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards to ensure that they are not engaged in nefarious activities or predispose themselves to harm or allow themselves to be used to cause mayhem in the State.

According to the Commissioner, “last night a contingent of police officers on official duty around Azikiwe Road by Asa in Aba, was attacked by yet to be identified hoodlums numbering over 30 who sadly killed one of the officers and also carted away their arms and ammunition even though one of the suspected attackers was apprehended with gunshot injuries.

“After detailed review and assessment of the general security situation, including reports of armed cultists and hoodlums sneaking into the state from different parts of the country in large numbers, the burning down of at least two police stations, reported killing of two policemen in the last two days as well as leaked plans to unleash more violence on innocent citizens, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agents to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of the hoodlums, pursue a swift and complete recovery of the stolen arms and ammunition with the necessary vigour, and ensure the cultists are comprehensively flushed out”.

The #EndSARS protests continued Tuesday in Umuahia and restricted people movement, business activities and vehicular movements.


EndSARs: Falz reacts to Lekki toll gate shooting.


The rapper who has been a strong voice, in a live video, seeming sullen and teary said

Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, has reacted to tonight killings of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos state.

Noble Reporters Media gathered that Military men opened fire at unarmed protesters holding a peaceful protest causing mayhem.

The rapper who has been a strong voice, in a live video, seeming sullen and teary said;

”The military is shooting at its people, this is a war and we are fighting against ourselves. This is the worst thing I’ve seen, I don’t really know how to explain it, in all my life This country has always been f**Cked up but this is the worst.”


EndSARs: Actress Eniola Badmus react after news of her being shot went viral.


Video of armed soldiers shooting unarmed peaceful protesters in at the Lekki Toll Gate have surfaced on the internet.

Contrary to viral claims of being shot at the Lekki tollgate massacre that occurred this evening after Military men opened fire on peaceful protesters, actress Eniola Badmus has now released screenshot of her chat with Mario Balotelli.

Viral reports had claimed that the actress had been shot in the stomach but it has now been confirmed that she is safe and well.


Sharing screenshots of her chat with Mario Balotelli, the actress wrote “Mario Balotelli @mb459 thank you so much for willing to help and reaching out I am humbled…….You are a great man indeed”

Noble Reporters Media recounts that many of the protesters at the Lekki toll gate were shot dead by the soldiers for defying the 4pm curfew order.

In the video, the soldiers were seen firing gunshots in the air while thousands of youths were gathered together.


EndSARs: Severe Lekki toll gate shooting; many killed.


According to Gbenga Omotoso, the State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident and the governor has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew.

Several of the many protesters at the Lekki toll gate have been shot dead by soldiers for defying the 4pm curfew order.

This was confirmed by several celebrities who are around the vicinity.

Noble Reporters Media reports that Actress Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermortt raised the first alarm saying “Help, they are shooting protesters at Lekki toll gate..”


Singer PSquare also confirmed same saying “Nigerian soldiers shooting at lekki toll gate now, protesters dead!!! What a failed government!”

Lagos Gov’t, Sanwo Olu reacts.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo Olu

Lagos state HC, Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso has released a statement following the shooting of peaceful #EndSars protesters at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos today, 20th of October, 2020.


Read the full statement below;

“There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish.

He advises Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down.

The Governor will do everything within his power to ensure that the lives of all Lagosians are protected at all times.

Gbenga Omotoso
HC, Information and Strategy”


EndSARs: 1,993 inmates missing amid Edo State prison break.


The ministry’s statement noted that the situation has been brought under control while security around the custodial centres nationwide has been beefed up.

The Nigeria ministry of interior, has said that 1,993 inmates in legal custody were freed as a result of the jailbreak in Benin and Oko prisons in Benin city by protesters on Monday.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the ministry’s director, press and public relations, Mohammed Manga, Tuesday.

According to the statement, “two NCoS custodial centres in Benin City and Oko in Edo State were attacked yesterday by protesters purportedly under the #ENDSARS aegis, freeing (at the last count) 1,993 inmates in legal custody and looting the centres, including the weapons in their armoury.”


Noble Reporters Media knows how hoodlums, numbering over 100, invaded the cells and freed several inmates.

Several persons were said to have sustained gunshot injuries as an armed squad of prison officials engaged the suspected hoodlums in a gun duel.

“They came in large numbers, bearing dangerous weapons and attacked the officers on guard duty.

They were unmistakable on their mission, which was to force the cells open, free the inmates and carry out other nefarious activities,” the statement said.


“Investigation has commenced to determine the full impact of the attack,” the statement read.

It also said while peaceful protest is legitimate and guaranteed as a fundamental right of citizens, criminality should be condemned.

The statement said most of the inmates held at the centres “are convicted criminals serving terms for various criminal offences, awaiting execution or standing trial for violent crimes”.

It said “their being let loose gravely imperils lives and property, and that it is an unacceptable and intolerable threat to national and communal security.”


EndSARs: Say Something! – Senate tells Buhari


The federal lawmakers urged the protesters to stop their agitation on the streets while the Federal Government address their demands.

The Senate on Tuesday asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address the nation immediately on the current nationwide protests by youths against police brutality and bad governance.

The Senate also directed the police to offer protection to the #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.

The Senate decision was a sequel to a point of order by Senator Biodun Olujimi, titled, “#EndSARS: The need for a comprehensive reform”

They also urged Buhari to immediately set up a judicial panel of enquiry made up of eminent Nigerians that would be respected by the youths to identify the notorious SARS operatives and ensure their arrest and prosecution

Details later….


EndSARs: Lagos Gov’t declares 24-hour curfew to begin 4PM.


This comes after the #EndSARS protest turned violent in parts of Lagos including Ikorodu, Orile and some parts of Yaba.

The Lagos State government has declared a 24-hour curfew across the state.

The announcement was made by the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.


Recall with Noble Reporters Media that hoodlums burnt down the Apapa Iganmu Police Station in Lagos earlier today.

The incident occurred around 09.45 am, according to an eyewitness.

The spokesperson of the Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area, Ayo Micheal said, “Yes, the station has been attacked.

“The burnt Station is in Apapa Iganmu but serviced both Iganmu community in Apapa Iganmu and Orile Community in Coker/Aguda.”


EndSARs: Soldiers disperse protesters in Abuja with Guns.


The protesters had erected a barricade at the Sokale roundabout area and Winners road and had begun settling into the protest before the invasion by soldiers in three trucks.

There was tension in some parts of Sokale and FO1 areas of Kubwa on Tuesday morning following an invasion by soldiers who fired sporadically into the air to disperse some #EndSARS protesters who had gathered to begin the day’s protest.

While passers-by scampered to safety, residents who were still in their houses immediately shut their doors and windows even as motorists on the Bwari-Dutse Alhaji road became stranded due to the ensuing gridlock on the route.

Meanwhile, hoodlums have taken over some parts of the Apo Mechanic village, attacking motorists and attempting to loot some shops in the area.

The hoodlums who had earlier attacked #EndSARS protesters the previous day were said to have mobilised to the area on Tuesday morning to halt the peaceful protest against police brutality.


EndSARs: APC Chief, Hussaini pleads after asking Gov’t to engage military in protest.


He blamed the President for taking things lightly with protesters, pointing out that former President Olusegun Obasanjo would never have allowed such protests.

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hussaini Coomassie, has apologized to Nigerian youths after he asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apply iron fists on the peaceful protesters.

Coomassie, who is the Deputy National Coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, had in a video last Saturday, described the nationwide protests as “nonsense,” blaming Buhari for allowing it to continue. Noble Reporters Media reports


But in another video he shared on Monday night, after receiving more than he bargained for from Nigerian youths on social media, Coomassie appeared remorseful, saying that he was only airing his opinion and didn’t mean to offend anyone.

He said, “Good evening teeming Nigerian youths out there on the streets day and night protesting for the end of SARS or police brutality. As a Nigerian, like any other Nigerian, I have a right to air my view.

“It may suit some people and it may hurt some people but in whichever way you take it, I am deeply sorry for the utterances I made in that video. Please accept my sincere apology. I endorse you fully and wholeheartedly.”


EndSARs: Stop protest! – Tinubu spills.


The APC leader said the protest should serve as an opportunity for his party to look at some of the things it is not doing well and amend them.

Former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) ) Bola Tinubu has thrown his weight behind ongoing protests against the activities of Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS recently banned by police authorities .

He, however, called on the protesters to end the protest, saying: “You have made your point and government has made its commitment to you. Please call off the protest and give the government a chance to implement your demands.”

In a statement he personally signed, Tinubu said Nigerians, especially the youths have democratic right to speak up against any ill in their domain, insisting that there was nothing wrong in demanding for the reform of the police.

He, however, urged the protesters to act within the law of the land, warning against taking steps that would be in contravention of the constitution.


He said: “For the past 12 days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment, intimidation and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS).

“The demands for fundamental police reforms by the protesting youths are in pursuit of our aspiration in our national anthem “to build a nation where peace and justice shall reign”. Justice as one of our greatest writers has memorably noted is “the first condition of humanity”. “A society where those who are paid from the public purse to protect the lives and property of the people become themselves threats to the liberty, safety and dignity of the people; where human life is difficult to distinguish from Thomas Hobbes ‘State of Nature – ‘solitary, poor, nasty and brutish’ is not one fit for free and decent people to live in. Such impunity and lawlessness are incompatible with the values and tenets of a democratic society governed by the supremacy of the rule of law.”

“It is impossible for anyone truly committed to the rule of law, democracy and good governance to be opposed to the concern and demands of the protesters. “There is no way that any society can make meaningful progress without the enthronement of these values. The protesters have for the better part of the commencement of their civil action conducted themselves with an admirable sense of responsibility, restraint and maturity. This is commendable. Indeed, the high level of organization demonstrated by the protesting youths shows a new level of consciousness of the capability of a vigilant civil society as well as the efficacy of people’s power. This can only ultimately strengthen the country’s democratic evolution and sustainability.


The impunity of SARS was thus a challenge that the youth have responded positively and courageously to and has triggered the commencement of the fundamental reform of the country’s policing system. But then, the protesters must admit that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests. This shows a laudable sensitivity to the grievances of the youths. It is only fair that government must be given the chance to implement the reforms demanded by the protesters. This can certainly not be done instantaneously by the waving of a magic wand. If government had not implemented promised reforms in the past, the swiftness with which it has responded to the demands of the protesters this time around shows that that there is a positive change by government both of attitude and of a new sense of urgency.

“The protesters have made considerable gains within a very short period. But they should also be careful not to fritter away such gains due to lack of moderation and strategic thinking. For instance, it is unfortunate that hoodlums, thugs and assorted criminals have seized on the protests to perpetrate violence, disrupt civil life and harass, intimidate and assault innocent persons going about their lawful business. The intent of the organizers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, which the government has in principle accepted. It can certainly not be their motive to cause generalized anarchy or effect regime change. If they give the impression that that is their goal, then any government will necessarily have to act with the requisite decisiveness and force to restore law and order and preserve constitutional rule.”


EndSARs: Gov’t shuts Lagos Schools over protest.


Students returned to school for the resumption of academic activities after about seven months of enforced COVID-19 holiday on Monday.

Lagos State government on Monday evening ordered the closure of all schools in the state over the ongoing #ENDSARS protests across the country.

The state’s Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, gave the directive in a statement titled: “Lagos directs students to stay at home,” and issued by the Head of Public Affairs in the ministry, Kayode Abayomi.

She said the schools were shut down over “tension generated by the protests against the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).”

The statement read: “The Lagos State government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests.


“A new date of resumption for all classes will be announced as soon as possible.

“The safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period.”

“The commissioner, however, advised parents to keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society.

“She also encouraged schools to utilise other means of distance teaching and learning i.e. radio, television, and online media as they have been doing during and post COVID-19 lockdown.


EndSARs: Obaseki declares 24-hour curfew in Edo State.


Suspected hoodlums had earlier on Monday morning hijacked the #EndSARS Protests in Benin City.

The Edo State Government has announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew across the state.

The curfew is to take effect from 4:00 pm, October 19, 2020, till further notice.

This was announced by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie.


Ogie said the imposition of the curfew was due to the incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums who hijacked the #ENDSARS protests.

“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 the #ENDSARS protests.

“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,” Ogie said.

Schools and businesses are to shutdown activities accordingly, following the announcement.


Those who cannot move safely are advised to stay put between now and 4:00pm till calmness is restored.

The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media, Crusoe Osagie, told Channels Television that the hoodlums exchanged fire with security operatives at the Maximum prison in Benin City.

“The hoodlums are currently exchanging fire with the security personnel at the Maximum security prison in Oko, Benin City,” Osagie told Media TV known to Noble Reporters Media.

The hoodlums can be seen in videos invading the Benin Medium security prison on Sapele Road, releasing some inmates.


EndSARs: Gov. Sanwo Olu pleads after protesters block major Lagos roads.


Some of the roads already Alausa, Agidingbi Road, Allen Roundabout, all in Ikeja; Agbara on Lagos-Badagry Expressway; Arepo, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Ojuelegba; Lekki Toll Gate; Mushin Bus Stop; among others.

Economic and transport activities across the Lagos metropolis was on Monday virtually brought to a halt after #ENDSARS protesters blocked major roads across the city in a bid to press home their demands.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while inaugurating the judicial panel of inquiry into the brutality of the defunct police unit, pleaded with protesters to open up the roadblocks and allow the over 25,000 civil servants access to the State Secretariat in Alausa, Ikeja.

Locations of Roadblocks of As A Results #ENDSARS Protests

  • Allen Roundabout/ Awolowo Road, Ikeja
  • Agidingbi Road/ Lagos Radio/LTV, Ikeja
  • Alausa, Ikeja
  • Isheri Olowora, Magodo
  • Agbara, Lagos- Badagary Expressway
  • Lekki Toll Gate
  • Ikotun Roundabout
  • Arepo, Lagos Ibadan Expressway
  • Mushin Bus Stop
  • Sadiku Ilasa, Apapa Oshodi Expressway
  • Ojuelegba
  • Inward Shitta Roundabout from National Stadium
  • Multiple roadblocks between Ikorodu Roundabout and Mile 12
  • Ketu
  • Costain Roundabout
  • Iyana Ipaja


EndSARs: Police begin training SWAT despite protest.


“No personnel of the defunct SARS will be a member of the new tactical team.”

Mohammed Adamu, has said the training for the new police tactical team, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) of the Nigeria Police will commence on Monday.

This is despite the ongoing nationwide protests which led to the dissolution of the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and rejection of the newly formed replacement, SWAT.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr Adamu said the new team would operate within very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices.

He said the training for SWAT personnel was being organised in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other unnamed development partners.


The police boss said the training would hold at the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Training School, Ila Oragun, Osun and the PMF Training School, Ende Hills, Nasarawa State.

According to him, no personnel of the defunct SARS will be a member of the new tactical team.

“The officers selected for the training are young, smart and energetic officers who have acquired not less than seven years working experience with clean service records.

“No pending disciplinary matters, no record of violation of rights of citizens or misuse of firearms and are physically fit to withstand the rigour of SWAT Training and Operations.


“The selected officers shall be subjected to physical fitness test, medical and toxicology screening and those found to be unsuitable shall be discharged,” he said.

He said the ICRC, an independent International human rights and humanitarian support organisation “with over 71 years experience in humanitarian services and institutional support and development, would provide resource persons.”

Mr Adamu said the body would also provide materials to handle the human rights components of the training programme.

“Specifically, they will handle topics touching on humanitarian laws, police conduct in conflict situation, human rights standard especially in the use of force and firearms, arrest and detention amongst others.


“Other areas of the training programme will include modern day police ethics and values, Intelligence-led policing, Operation planning/Tactical decision making processes and hostage rescue tactics and operation.

“It will also cover weapon handling, first aid/basic life saving skills, stress/fear management, police-citizens relations and emotional intelligence,” he added.

Mr Adamu said the training modules would be handled by other carefully selected development partners, security experts as well as veterans from the civil society and human rights community.

The police boss called on the training coordinators to ensure a diligent and timely delivery of the team.


He said the necessity for the immediate establishment of a new tactical team was in view of the need to fill voids created by the dissolution of the defunct SARS.

He said the idea was to ensure adequate security during the latter months of the year traditionally characterised with upsurge in armed robbery and other violent crimes in the country.

Mr Adamu called for the cooperation of Nigerians in the ongoing development drive for a new and reformed Nigeria Police Force.

He enjoined citizens to be patient and believe in the reform processes which were all directed at ensuring the security, safety and rights of all.


EndSARs: Careful, so you don’t breach national security – DM, Bashir warns protesters.


This warning was issued on Sunday by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi,

While the federal government is trying to placate protesters from continuing their protests for police reforms, a minister has warned the protesters against ‘breaching national security.’

Various government officials including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu have released different statements appealing to protesters to end their march and listing what the government is doing to meet the demands of the protesters.

The defence minister was, however, more concerned about warning the defenders.

This warning was issued on Sunday by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, when the National Coordinator Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), Danladi Pasali, led his team to the Ministry of Defence, Ship House, Abuja.


The minister’s warning was contained in a statement by Mohammad Abdulkadri, the spokesperson of the ministry.

The statement did not contain exact details of what the minister said, beyond saying the minister warned the protesters against ‘breaching national security.’

According to Mr Abdulkadri, the minister assured the group of supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s government with all it requires in actualising lofty programmes to raise the bar of national security.

He also described Mr Buhari as “a forthright leader and thanked members of the Buhari Campaign Organisation for promoting his political ideology, democratic governance, Rule of Law and philosophy.”


“He assured them of the support of the Ministry of Defence in actualising their lofty programmes in raising the bar of national security.”

“He said they should leverage on their structure in the 774 Local Council areas and 36 States of the Federation as well as the Federal Capital Territory to gather intelligence and channel it to the appropriate Authorities for action.”

In his response, Mr Pasali said BCO will render their service to “the relevant authorities to burst crimes capable of threatening peace and security in the country.”

Previous Warning to Protesters
Earlier, the Nigerian Army warned that the military would punish “subversive elements” and “trouble makers” and on Saturday, the army announced its decision to embark on “cyberwarfare” operation.


The decision of the army has triggered uproar on social media with many Nigerians saying military intervention is likely to bring negative consequences that could be bad for Nigeria.

For over two weeks, the youth have been on the streets in major cities calling for an end to a notorious police unit, SARS. Despite the disbandment of the unit, the youth continued with their agitation on the basis that many of their demands are yet to be met.

So far, the protesters have been largely peaceful.

Some of the demands yet to be met according to the protesters include prosecution of killer cops, the release of all protesters in detention and the total overhaul of the police.

Over 12 persons have been killed during the protest so far.


EndSARs: Fuji crook, Pasuma chased by prostesters in Alausa | Video


It could not be ascertained why the Orobokibo initiator was treated in such manner.

Popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Odetola, fondly addressed as Pasuma Wonder, joined Nigerian youths to protest police brutality and extra-judicial killings, saying “#EndSARS, #Endpolicebrutality.”

But, it appears the youths were not pleased with his presence at the Alausa protest ground on Sunday as they chased him from the venue.

Pasuma, who was earlier seen with a microphone addressing the crowd was later sent away as the youths said they did not want him among them.


However, while giving update on his Instagram handle, Pasuma said he joined and support the call for an end to all forms of anomalies, excesses and bad governance that have been posing threats to Nigeria’s development and her image.

“I join and lend my support to the NIGERIAN YOUTHS on this landmark, peaceful protests to END all form of anomalies, excesses and bad governance posing threat to our country’s development and great image.”

While describing himself as an older generation citizen and crusader for a better Nigeria, he maintained that he was also one of the victims of failed electoral promises of ages.


“It is more disheartening and discouraging to see how bad leadership continues to destroy the country’s potential, especially that of the youths (Our Supposed Future Leaders), dwindling their hopes and dreams,” Pasuma regretted.

He added that “we would encourage youths to make the protests more peaceful as they cry louder and ensure their voices echo to the end of the world, until the needful is met.

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“Let there be no violence, chaos of any sort, but the MOVEMENT for justice and GOOD GOVERNANCE! We fight for a safer, developed clime and a Better NAIJA as we wouldn’t keep silent but SORO-SOKE! Long live NAIJA! God bless our Youths. #Endsars #Endswat #endpolicebrutalityinnigeria,” he stated.