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Protesters vow to defy Nigerian curfew in fight against police brutality

Protesters have vowed to continue demonstrating across Nigeria as the country’s most populated city, Lagos, was put under a 24-hour lockdown on Tuesday. Police have continued to clash with demonstrators protesting against the notorious Sars police unit, now dissolved but long-accused of extra-judicial killings, torture and extortion.  The government has adopted …

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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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#EndSars: why Nigerians are protesting against police brutality

After days of fierce protests against police brutality, Nigeria’s government announced the dissolution of the infamous “Special Anti-Robbery Squad”, commonly called Sars, a police unit plagued with allegations of extrajudicial killings, theft and abuse.  The Guardian’s Emmanuel Akinwotu explains what sparked the #EndSars protests across the country, how the movement trended internationally on …

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