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🇳🇬 Nigeria: Is SARS gone or is it being rebranded?

Nigerian authorities say they have abolished a notorious police unit after a week of huge protests sparked by a viral video that showed two officers shooting a man – but demonstrators are not convinced by the move. The protests, during which Amnesty International says at least 10 people were killed, …

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Nigeria protests: Rallies disrupt major cities

Protests have been held again in cities across Nigeria in a row against police brutality. Human rights activists accuse an anti-robbery unit of killing and torturing people. The unit – Special Anti-Robbery Squad – has now been officially scrapped, but people are worried it will return under a different name. …

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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. …

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