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Waving flags, they sang Nigeria’s anthem. Then they were shot at

Nigerian protesters have defied a curfew during a face-off with security forces, as demonstrations against police brutality threaten to paralyse the nation. The rights group Amnesty International says at least 12 people were killed in Lagos on Tuesday night, blaming the violence on the military. The protests started two weeks …

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Soldiers open fire on protesters in Nigeria’s Lagos: Witnesses

Soldiers have opened fire on demonstrators gathered at a protest site in Lagos that has been the epicentre of widespread rallies against police brutality in Nigeria, according to several witnesses. Nigeria’s Lagos is in a 24-hour lockdown and millions of people are under curfew across the country. Demonstrators have been …

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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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