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Can police brutality in Nigeria be stopped? | Inside Story

Stop killing us.
That’s the demand made by thousands of Nigerians protesting against police brutality.
The notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, that’s accused of abuses, has been disbanded.
And President Muhammadu Buhari is promising extensive police reform.
But protesters say previous efforts to overhaul the police forces weren’t fulfiled.
And they’ll keep up pressure on Buhari to take more action.
Pledges to stop using force against protesters and the unconditional release of those detained among them, hasn’t ended the anger.
Amensty international says at least 10 people were killed in protests.
SARS is now disbanded
But is that enough?
Guests:
Obianuju Iloanya, one of the activists for the hashtag End Sars movement. Obianuju also lost her brother police brutality in 2012.
Ini Dele-Adedeji, research fellow at the University of Edinburgh Center for African Studies.
Anietie Ewang, Nigeria Researcher for Human Rights Watch.

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    All over the world:
    All. Cops. Are. Bastards.

    THIS is why we fight. ✊🏿

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    We need new nigeria 🇳🇬 🙏

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    Good interview

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    Hamsters Advance Official

    Lol police brutality happening everywhere

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    END SARS AT ONCE

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    CURSED BE SARS AND ANYONE STANDING WITH THEM

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    Police brutality and the present state of things in Nigeria is the resultant effect of a disorganized and corrupt system.

    I am a Nigerian and have experienced Nigerian police high-handedness. The ENDSARS protest and a call for police reform is rightful. The disbandment of SARS and creation of SWAT have not solved the problem.

    The Nigerian police needs a total overhaul. When you look at the manner at which people are recruited into the Nigerian police and the kind of people there, you will not be surprise to have a corrupt and incompetent police.

    Why should the government band the protest when it's a peaceful one? They know that this protest will not only end in ENDSARS but will trigger a great revolution that will lift Nigerians from their bondage.

    Now those who feel threatened with the protest and what it could generate into, have now mobilised social miscreants into the protest to make it violent. With this now, the government will have the ground to justify it's decision to band the protest.

    We Nigerians must arise wherever we are, act and make sure that our country is transformed. I love my nation, Nigeria.

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    Nigerian leaders are the worse on earth

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    The caption should be
    "Can police brutality GLOBALLY be stopped"

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    Bleeding Nigeria ! You don't deserve to be bullied , I'm deeply sorry for you 😔

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    Didn't know Nigeria had white racist police officers.

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    1000 ways to die, travel to Nigeria 🇳🇬.

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    Nigeria 🇳🇬 government is the worst on Earth. From 1960 till date, No electricity, No School, No water, No Hospitals, No roads, No Security, I can go On and On. And yet they receive the Most pay as salaries.

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    You can never get any thing done in Nigeria without Bribery. Country where police will stop people and drive them to the ATM machine and withdraw all the money in their bank account.Terrible! Just Terrible!!

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