The EndSARS Movement

The EndSARS Movement stack is a leading resource on information surrounding the SARS protests and police brutality in Nigeria. We're covering everything from the history of SARS to citizen clamours to end them.
October 20, 2020

If the president is not moving fast with police reforms, we can submit a petition to the National Assembly. 24-hour Curfew Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on all parts of Lagos State as from 4 pm, 20th October 2020. He also added that only essential service providers and first responders “must be […]

October 19, 2020

I’m pretty sure nobody saw the #EndSARS protests coming. Since the 7th of October 2020, when Runtown and Falz announced a demonstration at the Lekki Toll Gate, the movement has spread like wildfire to every corner of Nigeria. Protests are springing up in almost every state and people are catching on to demand better for […]

October 19, 2020

Women have been said to be at the forefront of this protest. Although some people say women should not join the protest, they did anyway. We asked six Nigerian women why they joined the #EndSARS protests. Linda, 21 Every day I spend on the road, is for the women and the queers. Police brutality affects […]

October 19, 2020

Reports and video footage circulating on social media reveal that prisoners have broken out of a prison in Benin, Edo State Nigeria. Other news media sites have also confirmed the development. At the moment, there is confusion about who exactly broke the prisoners out. While some say hoodlums masterminded the act, some others are blaming […]

October 18, 2020

As Nigerian youths continue to fight against police against brutality under the #EndSARS movement, there has been much ado the setting up of a judicial panel of inquiry in Nigeria’s 36 states, so as to look into the crimes committed by officers of the Nigeria Police Force. The Goal of the Judicial Inquiry The goal […]

October 17, 2020

For over a week now, Nigerians have been deeply involved in what many would call the biggest movement to happen in the country in recent years. Fair enough because we’re fighting for our lives here. Social media has played an important role in amplifying the voices of Nigerians, giving the rest of the world an […]

October 17, 2020

Although non-members of the LGBTQ+ community are harassed when profiled as “gay”, a lot of people believe that the QueerNigerianLivesMatter hashtag is unnecessary. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, like many Nigerians, are fighting for their right to exist. They are victims of police brutality. So, we spoke to some queer Nigerian protesters to tell us […]

October 16, 2020

The feminist coalition is a body run by a group of women with their main focus being fighting injustice. They do not organise. Rather, they’ve assisted, structured and dispersed funds for the #EndSARS protests. Here are some of the things they have done. 1) Feeding Some of the money has been used to pay for […]

October 16, 2020

As the #Endsars protests continue into the week, some protesters might be losing focus. We’ve heard reports of [some] bad behaviour among protesters. We the good people at Zikoko thought it right to remind us all of the dos and don’ts of a peaceful protest. Let’s begin: 1) No alcohol. Alcohol and good behaviour rarely […]

October 15, 2020

When the Nigeria Police Force stated that it had dissolved SARS, it listed 5 action points. Read: Now That The IGP Has Dissolved SARS, What Next? The IGP stated that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was dissolved across the Thirty-Six (36) State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory with immediate effect. He also stated that all […]

October 14, 2020

As peaceful protests in Nigeria carry on into the week, there are looming fears that the government might shut down the internet. These fears are not far fetched as the Nigerian government has in the past, tried to ban social media. We’ve also seen cases where some African countries have either restricted access to social […]

October 14, 2020

A video posted on Twitter showed a group of men armed with sticks and other weapons vandalizing property in the Berger area of Abuja. Protesters had been demonstrating peacefully when they saw the thugs run towards them.  The video shows them immediately fleeing the scene, while the men proceeded to vandailise vehicles and installations. In […]

October 14, 2020

We found love in a hopeless place – Rihanna. Nigerian youths have been protesting peacefully since Friday. Their major demands are that the government must end the rogue SARS unit responsible for extortion and theft. With demands largely unmet, the mood of these protests ranges from anger to frustration to even hope. However, there’s now…love […]

October 14, 2020

Today is the seventh day of the nationwide #EndSARS protests as Nigerians march peacefully against police brutality. So much has happened in these past seven days. You can check out all the stories and updates in our carefully curated EndSARS stack. Unsurprisingly though, a major driving force for the success of these protests has been […]

October 14, 2020

For the past seven days Nigeria has had it’s biggest national scale protest since 1993.  The #EndSARS protest is a peaceful but powerful movement against police brutality in Nigeria, both generally, and specifically by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police. In these marches, music is an important tool to keep the people going. This […]

October 13, 2020

Earlier this evening, the Inspector General of Police, through the Force Public Relations Officer, stated that the members of the disbanded SARS are to report for psychological evaluation at the Force Headquarters before being deployed to other Police units. He also stated that there will be a creation of a new Special Weapons and Tactical […]

October 13, 2020

After the tragedies of yesterday’s protest, safety is now a major issue for protesters. Since our government has decided that they won’t keep us safe, we have to look out for each other. This article will highlight emergency contacts, first aid tips, and services to contact in case of an emergency. It’s a combination of […]

October 12, 2020

In the past week, Nigeria has experienced it’s biggest protest since 1993. The #EndSARS protest is a peaceful but powerful movement against police brutality in Nigeria, both generally, and specifically by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police. Charged with the responsibility of fighting crime and given the powers to prosecute offenders, SARS has […]

October 12, 2020

Mr President, you gave a short speech some moments ago the disbandment of SARS and the Government’s commitment to police reforms and the protection of lives. But, President Buhari, the Police are still killing protesters! Young Nigerians are still facing human right violations and extra-judicial killings as this moment, the same things they are protesting […]

October 12, 2020

On Sunday, October 11 2020, the Inspector General of Police announced the dissolution of SARS. However, these officers are still on the road, wreaking havoc and doing everything they can to snuff life out of these protests. Earlier today, Police officers opened fire on another set of protesters at Surulere, Lagos. And according to multiple […]

October 12, 2020

As protests continue and police brutality increases, it’s important more than ever to keep protesters safe. And as far as possible from police officers as possible. One of the ways is by erecting a barricade. In the absence of cows, here a few tips that may be useful as protests continue all around Nigeria today. […]

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