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Nigeria protests continue even after gov't disbands police squad

The Nigerian government’s decision to abolish a police squad implicated in extrajudicial killings and torture has failed to placate protesters. A new unitcalled SWAT was formed to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad. But the protesters are now saying they want to hold the police and government officials accountable. Al …

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#EndSARS: Nigeria says Special Anti-Robbery Squad dissolved

Nigeria’s police chief has announced the dissolution of a notorious anti-robbery unit following days of widespread protests against police brutality. The Special Anti-Robbery Squad is accused of torture, murder and unlawful arrests. The police chief announced a new outfit to tackle violent crimes will soon be set up and that …

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‘Enough is enough’: Nigerians demand SARS police unit scrapped

Protesters in Nigeria are demanding a police unit accused of abuses be disbanded, saying the Special Anti-Robbery Squad are guilty of torture and killings. Anger against the group has spread across the country, sparking several days of demonstrations. In the capital, more than 100 protesters have camped out in front …

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