#End SARS: We Are Following Protests In Nigeria – United Nations

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On Thursday, October 15, United Nations announced they are following on-going protest currently kicking against police brutality in Nigeria.


Secretary- António Guterres, commended government’s decision to undertake “broader reforms” in Nigeria Police.


Guterres spoke through his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, in York.

said he was prepared to “accompany Nigeria in those efforts”.

He welcomed the disbandment of the Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and urged the government to undertake broader police reforms.

The world body urged the country’s forces to “maximum restraint” in their response.

“The Secretary- is following the protests in Nigeria calling for the dissolution of the Anti-Robbery Squad and an end to rights violations allegedly committed by agencies.

“The Secretary- stresses the importance of respect for peaceful protests and freedom of assembly and calls on the forces to maximum restraint in the policing of the demonstrations.”