Nigeria police murder

Nigerian youths have taken to Twitter to talk about the police brutality they had encountered from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit. Nigerians detailed their different nightmares they have over the years received from the member of the Anti-robbery squad.

Nigerians complained about the corruption, threatening of life and properties, harassment(including sexual harassment), unlawful killings, and unprofessional attitude of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. These men, according to Nigerians on Twitter will approach any good looking men with expensive outfit or cars, and labelled them internet fraudsters.








The #EndSARS started on Saturday and has been trending on Nigeria Twitter after a news of how SARS had shot a young man in the head in Lagos. 

The Nigeria government had stayed mute on the ENDSARS hashtag since it started, while the only person that had responded is presidential aspirant, Abubakar Atiku. Atiku tweeted;


There is no response from the Buhari media team or from the vice-president. 

Some Nigerians are also looking to take the issue outside Twitter and organise a rally to let the government know that Nigerian youths are not safe with SARS around their communities.



The hotel manager at Pinnacle Guest Inn and Resort Hotels,and a guard attached to the hotel had beaten a police inspector, Nura Hashimu, son of the late commissioner of police,Hashimu Yauri, to death in Sokoto.

According to Sokoto State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP El-Mustapha Sani, a misunderstanding ensued between Nura and the hotel manager, on Saturday, August 1, 2015.


The PPRO said:

The deceased had reportedly lodged in the hotel for about five days preceding the incident. The late officer was asked to leave the hotel after repeated complaints by some of his neighbours in the hotel – that he his room was always rowdy.

He responded to their directive and had earlier parked his belongings, put them in a commercial tricycle and left the hotel, only to later return angrily.

The return of Nura led to the misunderstanding that led to a fight, which led to the death of the Inspector of police.

 It was at this juncture that the security staff of the hotel pounced on the deceased and gave him a serious beating. The late officer was subsequently rushed to the Specialist Hospital, Sokoto, where he was confirmed dead.

Six people have been arrested for further investigations.

The police corpse has also been taken to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching hospital, Sokoto for a post-mortem on the cause of death.