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  1. Police Brutality in Nigeria Receives Global Attention

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  2. In Pictures: Protests against police brutality sweep Nigeria

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  3. Nigerian Protesters Against Police Brutality Demand Justice a Year Later

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  4. What To Know About End SARS Police Brutality In Nigeria

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  5. Nigeria: Crackdown on Police Brutality Protests

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  6. Protesters attacked in Nigerian demos against police abuse

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  1. Police Brutality in Nigeria and the #EndSARS Movement

    Daniel Chibuike was a 20-year-old aspiring musician when he was shot dead on October 5, 2020 by police officers serving in the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force. Chibuike's death was the last straw for Nigeria's youth, who had already taken to the streets in 2017 to demand the abolishment of SARS. The Nigerian government, in a desperate attempt to calm down the ...

  2. #EndSARS: The Movement Against Police Brutality in Nigeria

    A Human Rights Solution. #EndSARS has morphed from a protest against police brutality to a movement for social justice and government reforms. Indeed, the protests have been described as a "vector" for broader dissatisfaction with Nigeria's political class. [27] Protests and riots have continued unabated for weeks.

  3. Police Brutality in Nigeria: An Unending Nightmare

    Over the last month, Nigeria has been rocked by nationwide protests over police brutality following claims of violence, sexual assault and kidnapping by a special unit called Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Here, Global G.L.O.W. partnership coordinator Joyce from Nigeria Reads provides more detail surrounding these protests, and highlights the important role youth in the country have

  4. Protests and blood on the streets: repressive state, police brutality

    Conceptualising the repressive state in Africa. There has been a long history of police brutality in Nigeria and other African states (Tamuno, 1970; Alemika and Chukwuma, 2000; Abati, 2020).However, Abati argues that the prevalence of police brutality in Africa is a function of political leadership failure rather than colonial legacy.Ihonvbere maintains that the post-independent states in ...

  5. Nigeria: No justice for victims of police brutality one year after #

    Despite promises of reform police impunity goes on Investigation panels dashing victims' hope of getting justice Pro-government mobs used to instigate violence One year after peaceful #EndSARS protests ended in a brutal crackdown by Nigerian security forces in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country, no one has been brought to justice for the […]

  6. Two years after #EndSARS, police brutality in Nigeria goes on

    Stories of police brutality are rampant in Nigeria, Africa's largest democracy. Two-thirds of its estimated 200 million people are below the age of 30 and many, like Blamoh, say they have either ...

  7. Police Brutality and the #EndSARS Movement in Nigeria

    In October 2020, Nigerian youth took to the streets to protest against police brutality in what became the #EndSARS movement. This movement resonated across the world, in the United States of America, in Europe, and in Asia, driven by Nigerians in the diaspora. The #EndSARS movement emerged not only in response to police brutality.

  8. Reign of terror: A review of police brutality on Nigerian youth by the

    Policing in Nigeria has attracted extensive literature1,2,3 and police brutality, no less.4,5,6 A common narrative among these studies is the anti-social practices of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)...

  9. Nigeria: Authorities must initiate genuine reform of the police

    For years Amnesty International has reported cases of unlawful killings, police brutality and campaigned against the use of torture by law enforcement agencies in Nigeria. In November 2014, we released a report " 'Welcome to hellfire' : Torture and other ill-treatment in Nigeria" that revealed that torture and other ill-treatment is ...

  10. PDF Protests and blood on the streets: repressive state, police brutality

    There has been a long history of police brutality in Nigeria and other African states (Tamuno, 1970; Alemika and Chukwuma, 2000; Abati, 2020). However, Abati (2020) argues that the prevalence of police brutality in Africa is a function of politi-cal leadership failure rather than colonial legacy.

  11. PDF Addressing Police brutality as a form of Human Right Abuse in Nigeria

    2. Assess the effects of police brutality on its victim in Nigeria. 3. Evaluate the accountability of the government in proposed measures in addressing police brutality in Nigeria 4. Score the effectiveness of the measures employed by the government in addressing police brutality in Nigeria Research Questions 1.

  12. Nigeria's Police Brutality Crisis: What's Happening Now

    Shaken by the scope of the protests, Nigeria's leaders have promised meaningful responses that include inquiries into police impunity. The most notable step was a pledge to disband the Special ...

  13. Perspective

    The massacre at Lekki punctuated more than two weeks of protest of police brutality in Nigeria. The hashtag #EndSARS began trending (again) on social media on Oct. 4. The immediate trigger was a ...

  14. #EndSARS and the History of Nigeria's Failed Police Reform

    An #EndSARS protest at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria in October 2020. Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images. E arlier this month, in the face of swelling protests in Lagos and worldwide, the ...

  15. Nigeria: Two years on, more than 40 #EndSARS protesters still

    Nigeria: Two years on, more than 40 #EndSARS protesters still languishing in jail. Two years after the #EndSARS protests, over 40 protesters are still languishing in prisons across Nigeria, Amnesty International said today, while panels set up to investigate police impunity have failed to deliver justice to hundreds of victims of police brutality.

  16. Attacks on police in Nigeria could fuel more crime: how to stop them

    Published: May 25, 2021 10:55am EDT. Attacks on police officers have dire consequences for the security and wellbeing of Nigerians. There has been a on police stations and police officers in some ...

  17. Addressing brutality through community initiatives under the Police Act

    As an aftermath of the 2020 End SARS-countrywide protest in Nigeria over police brutality, the Police Act 2020 (the 2020 Act) provided for cooperation and partnership between the police and the public to address this menace and other issues. However, as harbingers of access to justice in society, the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions ...

  18. Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality

    LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria 's leaders have made a show of responding to the demands of a massive youth-led uprising over police brutality that recently brought the country to a standstill and ...

  19. Nigeria's harsh police culture grew from colonial abuses

    Omeni begins the book in the colonial era before the unification of Nigeria. The book's early chapters show how the culture of the United Kingdom's colonial police force was shaped by both ...