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Internet Clips Proved That #EndSARS Protests Overwhelmed Nigeria Police – Army

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Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Taiwo has come out to say that 85 percent of the video footages it depended on to conclude that the Nigeria Police had been overwhelmed in Lagos came from the internet.

He revealed this recently while being cross-examined on his earlier testimony before the Lagos EndSARS tribunal.

According to him, the videos were very true, so soldiers had to head to the protest ground with live ammunition that were not used.

He added that the guns the soldiers went with truly had life bullets, but it was only meant for backup measures.

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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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