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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO INVESTIGATE JACOB BLAKE SHOOTING

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The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday that it would open a federal civil rights investigation into Officer Rusten Sheskey, after he shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, multiple times as the man tried to enter his car, touching off several days of protests in Kenosha, Wis.

The F.B.I. will conduct the federal inquiry in cooperation with the Wisconsin authorities, the department said in a statement, after the officer opened fire on Jacob Blake on Sunday, leaving him partially paralyzed.

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“The federal investigation will run parallel to, and share information with, state authorities to the extent permissible under law,” the department said in its statement.

This is the second such investigation for the department this year involving a white police officer and a Black man. In May, the department said it had opened an inquiry into Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer who was videotaped kneeling on the neck of George Floyd during an arrest.

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Defence Minister Ask Nigerians to Recognise Galantry of Fallen Heroes

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The Minister of Defence, Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has urged all Nigerians to recognize, respect and appreciate the gallantry of the fallen heroes, survivors as well as men and women in Military and Paramilitary uniforms who are daily laying down their lives for peace and security in our land.

General Magashi made the plea in his welcome address at the launch of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund held at the state house chamber.

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While welcoming President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria and Grand Patron Nigerian Legion, Muhammadu Buhari and other distinguished personalities to the occasion, he said members of the Nigerian Armed Forces have continued to dedicate themselves to onerous and patriotic duty of protecting their fatherland despite the daunting challenges of doing so.

He said the nation owes them a depth of gratitude and responsibility to care for them and support their families.

The Minister therefore appealed to political leaders, the academia, members of the civil society, religious leaders and the Media to educate and enlighten the citizens on the need to reward the sacrifices of our gallant soldiers pointing out that such realization will no doubt stimulate interest in the citizenry to procure and wear the emblems with pride.

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Military Arrest 123 Suspects for Vandalism, Looting

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Military Arrest 123 Suspects for Vandalism, Looting

The special military task force, operation safe haven, maintaining peace in plateau state has arrested 123 suspects for vandalising and looting items from private businesses and government properties in jos.

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The commander of the task force, Maj.-Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo presented the suspects to newsmen on Sunday in Jos.

Okonkwo said that the suspects defied the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government to perpetrate the criminal act.

He said some of the suspects were arrested while looting properties at the plateau agricultural and development agency, located at Dogon Dutse of Jos North Local Government Area of the State.

Others, he said, were arrested while trying to vandalise and loot private shops in the west of mines area of the locality.

The commander said that the arrest was aimed at curbing all forms of criminality in the state, adding that it would also serve as a deterrent to others.

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Buhari Breaks Silence Over Lekki Tollgate Shooting

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Silence Broken By President Buhari Over The Lekki Tollgate Shooting

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki Lagos almost a week after, by suspected security operatives.

He vowed to ensure justice for “peaceful protesters who lost their lives.”

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The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explained he decided not to talk on the shooting incident until he had access to all the facts.

He also promised property owners and business owners affected by the arson across the nation would get justice.

Buhari, according to the statement, said:

“As the Judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government, starts sitting on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered and property owners whose assets were vandalized and looted.

“The President, appealed to the people all over the country to maintain peace and brotherhood as the machinery of the government and the wheel of justice turn against the perpetrators of murder,  stealing, rape, assault and malicious damage to public and private property.

“President Buhari reiterated his appeal telling Nigerians not to turn on each other in hate as according to him, peace, brotherhood, and inter-communal harmony are central to the nation’s ethos.

“He said it is important that the police and other security agencies move everywhere to restore calm and normalcy as quickly as possible.”

The statement added“While the administration has  for its part, blocked so many means of looting public money in a war against corruption, it is the expectation that all civil authorities, community and religious leaders in the country must rise against the organized looting  we are witnessing in parts of the country.”

The President admonished families to reject items looted and brought home by their children.

He stated: “Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home.

“Looting and vandalism will hurt trade and investment growth in our country, both large and small industries, as well as our hardworking people in the informal sectors of the economy.

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