End SARS: A Revolution by the people for the people on police brutality in Nigeria

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Abstract

In Nigeria, there is a famous saying that the police are not your friends. This stems from the fact that the police have assaulted everyone in Nigeria, so they have learnt how to live with it. Hence the problems associated with SARS have been recurrent. However, Not until last week a video went viral last week depicting two police officers dragging two men out from a hotel, and they shot one of them. The abuse of power started a national outcry, and this instigated these peaceful protests or revolution. These protests have also witnessed the abuse of power by the police; they shoot at protesters to intimidate the protesters into stopping the protest. Hitherto, the Nigerian youths are not backing down from the protest against disbanding SARS. The protests started as a social media campaign using the hashtag #ENDSARS between 9 to 11th October 2020. The objective of the paper is to give an overview of the story so far, using secondary data. The paper concludes on how peace can be achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Protests
  • Injustice
  • Police brutality
  • SARS
  • Nigeria

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