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#EndSars hashtag revived in Nigeria three years on

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People are reflecting on the fortnight-long protests in which tens of thousands of young Nigerians took to the streets condemning police brutality, after a video had gone viral of a man allegedly being killed by the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars).

A violent crackdown on the #EndSars protests in October 2020 saw dozens of civilians killed.

The government later disbanded Sars, but instances of police brutality continue in Nigeria.

Some 15 people remain in detention for their role in the 2020 protests, according to the rights group Amnesty International which is calling for their release – and says that some have not been tried, and many face “trumped-up charges”.

Their names are:

  • Daniel Joy-Igbo
  • Sodiq Adigun
  • Sunday Okoro
  • Olumide Fatai
  • Oluwole Isa
  • Shehu Anas
  • Akiniran Oyetakin
  • Segun Adeniyi
  • Onuorah Odih
  • Jeremiah Lucky
  • Gideon Ikwujomah
  • Irinyemi Olorunwanbe
  • Quadri Azeez
  • Olamide Lekan
  • Sadiq Riliwan.

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Source: BBC

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