#EndSARS tops Twitter trends as activists call for second wave of protests




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Some Nigerians are calling for a second wave of the protests against brutality — #EndSARS.

The hashtag topped Twitter trends on with nearly 120,000 tweets as of 11:00 am.

The first wave of the #EndSARS protests lasted for 13 days October as across the country took to the streets to condemn alleged human rights abuses by of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

But exploited the protests, unleashing violence on citizens and destroying .

The demands of the demonstrators were immediate release of all arrested protesters; for all deceased victims of brutality and appropriate compensations for their families; and setting up an body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reported misconduct within a period of 10 days.

Other demands include; carrying out psychological evaluation and retraining of all disbanded SARS operatives before they are redeployed (this be verified by an body), and the government increase police salary and police officers be adequately compensated for protecting the lives and of citizens.

SARS has since been disbanded by Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), and judicial panels of inquiry have been established different states to investigate cases of police brutality.

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