“Tread with caution” in Handling Anti-Police Brutality Protesters: Nigerian Prelate

Nov 10, 2020

Reports of Nigeria's federal government seizing passports and freezing the bank accounts of protesters who demonstrated against police brutality orchestrated by the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a concern to the Archbishop of Lagos who has advised the authorities involved to “tread with caution.”

Invoking Ethnic, Religious Sentiments Shifts “focus from noble cause”: Prelate in Nigeria

Oct 28, 2020

Attempts to invoke tribal and religious perspectives in the ongoing protests in Nigeria shifts the focus from the initial “noble cause” with the risk of derailing the entire initiative, the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.

A demonstrator sits on a barricade blocking a road near the Lagos State House, despite a round-the-clock curfew imposed by the authorities on the Nigerian state of Lagos in response to protests against alleged police brutality, Nigeria. / Reuters

Protests amid “uncivilized conduct of looting, arson” Saddening: Nigerian Archbishop

Oct 26, 2020

Reports of looting and destruction of property amid nationwide protests in Nigeria have “saddened” the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese who has recalled the initially youth-led peaceful demonstrations against the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Candlelight procession held for victims of SARS protest across Nigeria.

These are Nigeria’s “difficult but defining moments,” Prelate Says amid Growing Protests

Oct 22, 2020

After testimonies of excessive use of force against protesters in Nigeria emerged, including reports of at least a dozen deaths and renewed demonstrations in various cities of Africa’s most populous nation, a Catholic Archbishop has described the country’s situation as “difficult” but presenting an opportunity for a transition.

The Nigerian Police Force fires teargas at protesters during a demonstration to press for the scrapping of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Abuja-Keffi Expressway, Abuja, Nigeria on October 19, 2020. / AFP

Christian Leaders in Nigeria Condemn Use of Violence on “unarmed, peaceful protesters”

Oct 21, 2020

The reported use of excessive force on those peacefully protesting against police brutality in Nigeria has caught the attention of Christian leaders in the West African nation who have, in different platforms, condemned the excesses and reiterated their support for peaceful protests.

Ongoing Protests in Nigeria “a microcosm of the fundamental problems”: Bishops

Oct 19, 2020

The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria represent “a microcosm of the fundamental problems” the West African nation is facing, the Catholic Bishops in the country have said.

Nigerian protesters calling for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Disbandment of Nigeria’s Controversial Force “a mere first aid, not the solution”: Bishop

Oct 16, 2020

The decision to disband the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria is “a mere first aid” intervention and does not address the challenges, which citizens of Africa’s most populous nation are experiencing, a Bishop has said in a report shared with ACI Africa Friday, October 16.

Youths Across Nigerian protesting against the alleged brutality and extra-judicial killings by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Protests Against Police Brutality in Nigeria "step in the right direction," Prelate Says

Oct 15, 2020

The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria has attracted support from individuals and bodies in Africa’s most populous country, one latest support coming from a Catholic Prelate who terms the nationwide demonstrations "a step in the right direction." 

Nigerians protesting against the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the country's capital Abuja.

Nigeria’s Christian Leaders Welcome Disbandment of Contentious Force, Protest Redeployment

Oct 14, 2020

Christian leaders in Nigeria have welcomed the decision of the country’s government to disband the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), whose members have been accused of committing various atrocities.

Nigerians participating in the EndSARS nationwide protests over claims of harassment, kidnappings, and extortion by the police unit.

After Protests, Prelate’s Note, Nigeria's Government Disbands Controversial Police Force

Oct 12, 2020

Following protests against Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) including a Prelate’s statement supporting the protests and calls for far-reaching action against the controversial police force, the country’s Federal Government has disbanded the entity.

Former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, while addressing Hospital staff at donation of hospital equipment to fight the COVID-19, Saturday, April 4, 2020.

With COVID-19, “political, religious, social differences evaporated”: Ghana’s Ex-President

Apr 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and its toll on Ghana where 214 reported cases of the disease have been confirmed has brought the country together in ways never witnessed before, according to former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama.