In October 2020, thousands of Nigerian youth from across the country chose to take a stand against the extra-judicial killings committed by the Nigerian police branch known as SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad).
Nigeria is the most populous country on the African continent, with just over two hundred million inhabitants. The Oct. 3 killing of a young man by the brutal SARS police unit has sparked a nationwide uprising.
For three decades the Nigerian government has repeatedly vowed to reform a police force mired in corruption and brutality, only for the problems to persist. Now, even with a global spotlight on the country, many are doubtful real change will come.