Tanker drivers barricade Yola-Jalingo road over police brutality

Angry tanker drivers in Adamawa on Sunday shutdown the Yola-Jalingo highway to protest alleged police brutality against a tanker driver near Mayo Belwa town. Major Nigerian towns are currently facing fierce protests by youths under the banner of #EndSARS to protest police brutality and bad governance. Officials of the Petrol Tanker Drivers union said the situation, which grounded commercial activities, is regrettable. An eyewitness, Muhammad Ali, said that the incident occurred when police officers from Karewa area command in Yola accosted a tanker driver who was transferring fuel from his reserve tank to…

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Kaduna govt appoints judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality

Kaduna State Government has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry into acts of police brutality in the state. A statement by the Special adviser to the state governor on Media and Communication Mr Muyiwa Adekeye says this follows the resolution of the National Economic Council committing state governors to this and other steps to ensure accountability in the operations of police units in their states. The Statement explains that, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into acts of brutality by police units in Kaduna Sate will be inaugurated on Monday, 19th…

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