Protests in Nigeria to mark End Sars anniversary

Protests in Nigeria to mark End Sars anniversary

Small demonstrations have been held in cities across Nigeria to mark one year since the security forces violently suppressed mass protests against police brutality.

At least six people were arrested during the demonstration in the commercial hub of Lagos.

Last year’s rallies, the largest in Nigeria’s recent history, began by calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad but escalated into protests over bad governance.

They ended when security forces shot at thousands of peaceful protestors in the Lagos suburb of Lekki.

The notorious police squad was later disbanded, although activists say it has been reconstituted under a different name.

BBC