October 2, 2022

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Nigeria: Police retaliation against protesters?

Just over a month since Nigerians took to the streets to protest against police brutality, some demonstrators say they are now being targeted by authorities for their participation in the ENDSARS movement. In early October young Nigerians began demonstrating calling for the ban of SARS – that was a notorious police unit that had been long accused of violent harassment. The protests erupted after a video showed a SARS officer allegedly shooting a man in Delta state before driving off.

Peaceful protests organised under the hashtag EndSARS spread across the country and to Nigerian diaspora communities around the world. The two weeks of protests ended when security forces fired live rounds on demonstrators in Lagos killing several people.

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