When the video of a young man in Ughelli in Delta State being harassed and eventually shot dead by members of a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, the so-called special anti-robbery squad (Sars) went viral on social media last week, little did anyone know it would lead to the biggest protests in the country since the return of democracy in 1999.
Nationwide protests have roiled the country for days as Nigerian youths took to the streets to demand the abolishment of Sars. Protesters have come out in their numbers in Lagos, the nation’s economic capital, and in Abuja, the seat of federal power, to ask for Sars to be disbanded. Citizens in regional hubs such as Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Kano have also made their voices heard. Nigerians, prolific travellers, also took their protests to the nation’s high commissions in London, Pretoria and Berlin over the weekend. Their demand is as simple as a hashtag: #EndSars.
Below Are Some Names and Photos of People Killed By The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars)