Recently there have been reports and videos documenting that members of the Nigerian police, in particular the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives, have been involved in various acts of brutality and extortion against innocent citizens of this great country,” said Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins, the Metropolitan of Lagos, in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides.

 

Protesters want justice

 

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has since announced the disbanding of the SARS, which was supposed to act against violent robbery but in the end became notorious for its impunity. There have been widespread demonstrations, led by young people and organised on social media, in major Nigerian cities but especially in Lagos and Abuja. The country’s President over the weekend caved-in to pressure from protesters and disbanded the infamous SARS unit. However, the country’s citizens want more. They want those who perpetrated the crimes to be punished and not just transferred to other police posts

 

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Posted by Ashley Wiltshire Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:38:00 AM

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