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EFCC beefs up security in Lagos, Abuja and Ibadan offices over planned protest



Security measures around the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) offices in Abuja, Lagos, and Ibadan have been beefed up over the planned protest today, Friday, July 5.

The Nation reports Friday that operatives of the Lagos State Anti-Crime Outfit – Rapid Response Squad and men of the Department of State Services are among the joint security forces stationed at all routes leading to the EFCC office located at Awolowo Road in the Ikoyi area of the state.

Another X user, Steve @Foremann123 wrote: “It is the same at the Ibadan office in Iyaganku GRA. They put many security men there too. It seems the govt has woken up after the endsars protest. They don’t take chances again.”

Some Nigerians had planned to embark on what the termed #ReformEFCC protest over recent attacks on “innocent” civilians by EFCC operatives especially during sting operations.

The EFCC had fingered a former governor and two ex-ministers for spearheading the protest against the agency.

A user on identified as #PidomNigeria had shared the demands of the protesters – Concerned Nigeria Youths, in a letter dated July 4, 2024, and addressed to the EFCC Chairman, Ola Olukoyede.

The protest is due to take place with a hashtag on as #ReformEFCC.

The demands as contained in a release include, “Respect our fundamental human rights, Stop indiscriminate arrest and invasion of people’s homes/businesses in the middle of the night like armed robbers, Stop the stereotyping and profiling of young innocent Nigerian youths, Be more professional and civil in your operations,” among others.

The protest will take place in some other states across the country — Edo, Enugu, Kwara, Oyo, Gombe, and the Federal Capital Territory, among others.

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