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IGP Mohammed Adamu Directs nationwide campaign agaisnt Cultism, other vices

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IGP Mohammed Adamu Directs nationwide campaign agaisnt Cultism, other vices

Onuora Aninwobodo

In line with Nigeria police force ongoing nationwide campaign against cultism and other vices, the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has directed the domestication of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) programs in all the states of the federation.

This was contained in statement that was signed by Media Officer, Onuora Aninwobodo and made availlable to the National Update.

IGP Adamu gave the directive after the National coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices, Csp Ebere Amaraizu and other officials of POCACOV submitted copies of Spatio Temporal Analysis of cultism in some parts of the country which was prepared by the IGP MA ADAMU POCACOV resource Centre Enugu.
The Police Boss was equally decorated with the branded POCACOV T=Shirt with the number POCACOV 1, during the presentation.

The Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV) is an initiative that is aimed at saving the youths from the claws of cultism and other vices through advocacy, awareness creation, sensitization and re-orientation, and School and community outreaches, amongst others.

The programme is informed, firstly, by the realization that there is a correlation between cultism and other violent crimes involving our youth population. Secondly, is that deep-rooted and socially-driven crimes like cultism are best mitigated through a strategy that is premised on community policing practices which encourages building partnership towards addressing delinquencies that threaten our communal values.

As a campaign anchored on the principles of community policing the IGP is of the strong view that all states of the federation should embrace the program and domesticate it in view of the overall security of the nation.

He urged POCACOV leadership to reach out to state Governors and other political leaders to commence the state to state campaign.

The IGP equally invite our youths, transporters, artisans, faith-based and community based organizations, traditional Rulers, youths groups, students, market organizations, sister security agencies, the media, development partners and indeed, all well meaning Nigerians to join forces with the Police and support the campaign in order to save Nigerian Youths from the claws of cultism and other vices and for a safe and secured nation.

Other members of the POCACOV leadership during the presentation and decoration at the force headquarters included the force public relations officer Dcp Frank Mba, PROVOST Police Institute of Public Relations, Cp Emmanuel CS Ojukwu (Rtd), consultant to the IGP on media and POCACOV partner, Shina Philips who also is the president of match makers consult international, Mr Akin Emmanuel the lead consultant POCACOV and Onuora Aninwobodo the POCACOV media

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Abuja residents in panic mode as #ENDSARS protesters face counter force

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Abuja residents in panic mode as #ENDSARS protesters face counter force

There is apprehension among residents of FCT over fears of reprisals from those whose properties were destroyed on Monday allegelly by the pro-SARS  protesters that came to counter the #ENDSARS group that have been very peaceful.
Many have been calling their loved ones to stay indoor tomorrow as the fear of the unknown envelopes the city.
The NationalUpdate gathered that Monday’s protest turned violent at the Apo District of the Abuja car spare parts market hub as thugs opposed to the endless protests unleashed mayhem setting ablaze dozens of cars for sale.
The video of the scene of burning cars went viral as many residents expressed fear that Tuesday may not be a day of peace.
At press time, the authorities are yet to make any official statement on the matter as angry traders chased around the alleged hoodlums with axes and cudgels.
Though the protests have been taking its toll on the economy as the youths have been holding everybody to ransome but it had been mostly been peaceful until the Apo incidence.

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Journalist’s Detention: NUJ berates IGP, Minister of State Power

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Journalist’s Detention: NUJ berates IGP, Minister of State Power

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has described as abuse of power the arrest and detention of Mr. Tom Oga Uhia, publisher of Power Steering magazine by the police.

Uhia was arrested Wednesday night in a Gestapo manner by the men of the Force Criminal Investigation Department, (FCID) Abuja on the instructions of the Minister of State, Power, Mr. Godwin Jeddy Agba.

In a statement on Friday by Chairman and Secretary of the NUJ FCT Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche and Ochiaka Ugwu, respectively, the union noted that if the minister believes he has been either defamed or suffered libel, he should seek judicial remedy through the courts rather than resorting to abuse of power and privilege using the police.

“It is obvious that recent events are not enough lessons to officials in power that there is always a day of reckoning. If the Minister of State, Power, Mr. Godwin Jeddy Agba feels strongly that he has suffered libel or defamation, what he ought to do is to seek legal remedy through the courts rather than using the police to arrest and detain Uhia, for over 72 hours without being charged to court,” the statement said.

“The NUJ FCT is not unaware of serious security challenges facing the country and urges the Inspector General of Police to channel valuable time and energy in confronting these issues including the growing nationwide protests against police harassment, brutality and impunity rather than arresting and detaining a journalist without being charged to court after 72 hours.

“We call on the IGP to unconditionally release Mr. Uhia and advice Mr. Jeddy Agba to follow the due process of the law if he is persuaded he has any case.

“The NUJ will resist any attempt to stifle press freedom and gag journalists in the performance of their constitutional role of holding government and its officials accountable to the people,” the statement added.

According to the statement, the union will continue to forensically x-ray the activities of government officials and in particular those who believe they can use their positions to intimidate, harass, arrest and detain journalists for reporting on them.

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#ENDSARS: PSC wields the bid stick against 37 police officers

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#ENDSARS: PSC wields the bid stick against 37 police officers

The Police Service Commission (PSC) may have decided to wield the big stick against airing 37 operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) as it has marked them for dismissal.
The SARS have been described as official criminals that have abused fundamental human rights of Nigerians to the extent citizens have defiled all odds in nationwide protests that have recieved support from almost all Nigerians.
The possible dismissal of the 37 members of now-defunct SARS may another response to nationwide agitation for the reform of the Nigeria Police.
Hence the PSC is deploying its mandate to assuage the frayed nerves.
PSC spokesman Ikechukwu Ani said in a statement that a presidential panel set up on the reform of SARS made the recommendation.
He said the panel had investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform or restructuring of the outfit.
“The Panel also directed the Inspector General of Police to unravel the identity of 22 officers involved in the violation of the human rights of innocent citizens,” Ani said.
Recall that Nigerians, mostly youths, for over a week have staged protests against brutality, harassment, extortion and extrajudicial killing by police personnel.
Since the protest, inspector general of police Mohammed Adamu has announced the dissolution of the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police. The unit is most culpable for cases of misuse of firearms in the country.
Adamu after two days announced a new unit – Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) to replace the dreaded SARS unit.
The changes regardless, Nigerians are not relenting in the nationwide protests which continue to garner momentum on a daily basis.
On the dismissal of the 37 police personnel, Anichukwu disclosed that executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu presented the report of the panel to PSC chairman Musiliu Smith on Friday.

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