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Ganduje Reacts To Formation Of New Police Unit, Makes Demands

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Ganduje Reacts To Formation Of New Police Unit, Makes Demands

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje says the formation of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit of the Nigeria Police Force is a step in the right direction.

News Agency of Nigeria reports Ganduje said this while commending president Muhammadu Buhari for the formation of the new unit which the Inspector-General of Police had formed to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

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Ganduje said the SWAT team would help in combatting crime in the country. The governor said unlike youths in other parts of the country who had been protesting, his state’s youths had decided not to condemn the police as an institution but the few bad eggs among them.

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The governor said the youths of the state are agitating for institutional reforms of the police.

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NCDC Reports 133 New COVID-19 Cases

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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one hundred thirty-three new covid-19 cases and two deaths across the country on Sunday.

The new cases were confirmed in eight states and the federal capital territory.

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Lagos, was first on the list with ninety cases, followed by rivers with 13, and FCT with eight. Plateau recorded the least number with one infection.

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56,611 patients have been discharged so far.  Thirty-seven hundred and four cases are still active.

Eleven hundred, twenty-five fatalities have been recorded since the first covid-19 case was recorded in the country.

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Kogi, Sokoto and Adamawa are the only states with no current active case.

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#EndSARS Protest In Benin: Obaseki Declares 24-Hour Curfew

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British Govt Makes Fresh Threats Ahead Of Edo, Ondo Governorship Elections

The protest story is not quite the same in Edo State where authorities say hoodlums, posing as genuine protesters, attacked three police stations, carted away arms and ammunition and then flung open jail doors, setting prisoners free.

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The police say they cannot ascertain the level of damage, but confirmed reports that the protesters set some of the facilities ablaze and freed some detainees.

Meanwhile, Edo state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew across the state to curb the violence.

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The state government says this became necessary because of the vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums who posed as #EndSARS protesters.

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The government has also directed all schools and businesses to shut down activities as the curfew went into effect at 4 pm on Monday.

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IG Lists Requirements Of SWAT Operatives As Training Begins Today

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Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, has said operatives of the new police tactical team will operate under very high professional and ethical standards, rule of law and dictates of best international policing practices, as they begin training today, Monday.

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The I.G. also says no personnel of the defunct special anti-robbery squad will be a member of the new team.

Adamu says the swat training is in partnership with the International Committee of THE Red Cross (ICRC) and other development partners.

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He further says 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 rigours of swat training and operations.

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