Nigeria government acts against police brutality

For more than a quarter of a century, Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has taken the lead on the country’s most serious crimes — armed robbery, kidnapping, assault, and murder. But following a months-long social media campaign known as #EndSARS by activists protesting alleged human rights abuses by the squad, Nigeria’s acting president has issued an order overhauling the controversial unit. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo — deputized as president while President Muhammadu Buhari was on a working vacation outside Nigeria — said the decision was made following “persistent complaints” and allegations.


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