How did #EndSARS change Nigeria?


Is police abuse gone from Nigeria?

Last October, a wave of protests against police brutality shook Nigeria to the core.

“It was something that [many Nigerians] had never seen in their lifetime,” says reporter Hannah Ajala in Lagos.

At the heart of it all was the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars) – a much-hated police unit, later dissolved in response to the demonstrations.

As the so-called #EndSARS protests spread across the country, the world’s eyes were on Nigeria.

And, at the time, politicians responded with promises of change and reform.

But, six months on, what happened to those pledges?

“I don’t think a lot has changed,” says campaigner Ibijoke Faborode. “These are decades and decades of problems – so, the problem is not going to disappear.”

So, how much has #EndSARS really changed Nigeria?