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The ghost of #EndSars looms over Nigeria’s democratic authoritarianism

Igwe, Uche (2021) The ghost of #EndSars looms over Nigeria’s democratic authoritarianism. Africa at LSE (01 Dec 2021). Blog Entry.

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In October 2020, a nationwide revolt erupted across Nigeria against the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) police unit. More than a protest against police brutality, it was a wider call for social justice from young Nigerians. One year after the protests, FLIA Fellow Uche Igwe argues that insecurity in the country has worsened, systematic police reforms remain a mirage and only few of the victims of police brutality have received justice.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2022 15:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:30

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