Protesters demand Nigeria's police reform
13 de octubre de 2020, 14:28Abuja, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Demonstrations against police brutality in Nigeria continued today, after a video was released showing police officers killing a man in Delta State.
So far - on its sixth day - the street demonstrations and their clashes with riot police killed 10 people, according to media reports.
New protests took place in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, and in the southeastern cities of Port Harcourt and Uyo, and continued despite the announcement by a Nigerian police spokesman on Sunday that the SARS Special Squad unit blamed for the brutality would be disbanded.
That force was set up to combat armed robbery in the country, but its agents have been implicated in human rights abuses, including extrajudicial murders.
For their part, Nigerian authorities promised to investigate reports of atrocities for which SARS personnel are accused, but on the streets protesters are now calling for broader reforms of the country's entire police system.
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