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End Sars protests: A year on, where does Nigeria stand?

It may not seem like it, but it’s 12 months since the “End Sars” demonstrations rocked Nigeria.

Last October, frustration over heavy-handed policing turned to anger when the video of a man allegedly being killed by the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) went viral.

Tens of thousands of Nigerians took to the streets demanding that the feared police unit be disbanded. The movement became an outlet for many of the younger generations’ grievances.

So, where does Nigeria stand now 12 months on?

Well, not in a good place, according to anti-corruption activist Hamzat Lawal.

“Today we still see cases of police brutality, nothing really has changed, things have gotten worse. We’re getting close to anarchy”.

Hear more about this on Wednesday’s edition of Africa Daily.

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source: bbc

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