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#EndSARS protests are currently ongoing across different cities in Nigeria. Remember that many celebrities had tweeted that they will be leading #EndSars protests.
Amidst celebrity promises and tweets against SARS brutality, groups of young Nigerians have also decided to conduct their own protests to #EndSARS in the country.
SARS is the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a “tactical unit” of the Nigerian Police Force dedicated to fighting armed robbery in the country. However, the squad is notorious for extorting young Nigerians, illegally arresting them and subjecting them to many human rights abuse.
Last week, there were unconfirmed reports of SARS killings in Ughelli, Delta State Nigeria. And while the Police have called those videos “false and malicious”, SARS still remains a nagging issue for many Nigerians.
At the end of the day, the message from many Nigerians is clear: SARS needs to end. But will it?
Read: Can SARS End?
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