Female leadership in Nigeria’s EndSARS movement helped it grow, then gave it staying power

For nearly three weeks, starting Oct. 8, Nigeria found itself reeling from multiple demonstrations across the country after a video showing a member of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killing a man surfaced on social media, sparking public outcry.

Young Nigerians, long profiled by SARS, a police unit notorious for kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder, demanded its dissolution. Their discontent forced the usually slow response Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari to act and his government announced the disbandment of the unit three days after the protest began.

Read more at: https://qz.com/africa/1925923/female-leadership-in-nigerias-endsars-protests-was-vital/

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