Published On: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2020
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Tensions high in Nigeria as largely peaceful protests against police bring violent response

South Africa Nigeria Police Protest

Thousands of protesters have been demonstrating across Nigerian cities, calling for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, a police unit set up in the 1980s to tackle criminality. It has become feared and loathed by Nigerians, accused of kidnapping, torture and killing.

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