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Nigerians reject new police unit to replace disbanded force

– – What was supposed to appease Nigerians following the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has ruffled feathers among some Nigerians. Thousands of Nigerians are outraged over the unveiling of a new unit to replace the SARS accused of violating the rights of citizens including illegal detentions, assaults and shootings. According to the head of the police Mohammed Adamu the new Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) would carry out the duties handled by the unit which was disbanded after days of protests. Many angry Nigerians have taken to social…

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Nigerians in Ghana demonstrate against police brutalities

– – Some Nigerians residing in Ghana have picketed at the Nigerian High Commission in Accra. They are demanding an end to what they call police brutalities against civilians in Nigeria. The Nigerians carried placards asking the Nigerian government to sit up and end the brutalities. It took the intervention of Ghanaian security officers to end the protest. – – Tuesday’s protest coincides with the sixth day of demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutalities which have so far claimed ten lives. The protests have been sparked by a video of…

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