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Igbos Owned A Lot Of The Looted Businesses In Lagos Amid #EndSARS Protests – Army

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The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo has come out to say that most of the businesses looted in Lagos amid the #EndSARS protests were owned by Igbos.

He revealed this recently while speaking to the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate.

According to him, the army would have been able to recover most of the looted items in Lekki if the Lagos State government did not lift the curfew imposed on the state.

He added that the army had what it takes to apprehend the looters that dismantled shops at Shoprite Lekki, Sango-Tedo, and its environs if other factors did not hinder the officers.

His words, “By my assessment, most businesses looted during the protest were owned by Igbos.”

“On two occasions when the curfew was lifted in Lagos, the army authority was not inform. If the curfew had remain in place, we would have been able to recover the looted items from Shoprite Lekki, Sango-Tedo and its environs.”

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The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a Nigerian Police Force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi. Since 2012, SARS has come under controversy for being linked to acts of extortion, torture, framing and blackmail.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad was founded in 1992 by former police commissioner Simeon Danladi Midenda. The major reason SARS was formed was when Col. Rindam, a Nigerian Army Colonel was killed by police officers at a checkpoint in Lagos.

SARS is one of the 14 units in the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department which was established to detain, investigate and prosecute people involved in crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of crimes.

During its formation the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was known to operate covertly. SARS operatives were not allowed to wear police uniform, publicly carry guns or have walkie-talkies. They were given unmarked vehicles with sometimes no license plates or private plate numbers during duty.

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