A leaked report of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry which inquired into the killing of civilians in Lagos State in October 2020 indicted the army, police and other government institutions in the murder of over 100 protesters and its cover-up
Nigerian journalist and writer Chido Onumah talks about the END SARS protests, the atrocities of the security establishment, and the policy framework of the state over the past few decades
The attack on protesters in Lagos on Tuesday has led to further protests both in the country and abroad. Nigerians have been protesting for systemic changes in policing since early October
Reports of armed thugs being on the prowl and even attacking protesters have come from many cities. The protests in Nigeria began on October 8 demanding the abolition of the infamous SARS police units
At least ten people are reported to have been killed in police repression of the protests.
The protesters’ main demands are the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police and an end to police brutality. The government was forced to give in and dissolve SARS