Amnesty International has announced that the Nigerian Police Force has killed 10 persons since the anti-police brutality protests started last week against the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS).
Amnesty International disclosed this on Monday evening in a social media statement. Amnesty International said: “So far, Nigerian Police have killed at least 10 people since the start of protests against callous operations of SARS.”
— Amnesty Int. Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) October 12, 2020
Nairametrics reported that President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) on Sunday, October 11th, 2020.
However, despite the announcement, Police brutality is still evident, as reports emerged of police dispersing crowds with teargas, water cannons and live ammunition.
The Nigerian government has been on the global spotlight since the protests began as global entertainers have all called for an end to Police brutality in Africa’s most populous nation.