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KNOW YOUR HISTORY (ABA BAKASSI BOYS)

In the next couple of days, all of the culprits were apprehended and mobbed to death by the Ariaria people. This was how the Abia Vigilante Group aka "Aba Bakkassi" started.

WizKid, Davido, Burna Boy, and More Support Nigerian Anti-Police Brutality Protests

EndSARS protesters in Lagos
EndSARS protesters occupy Lagos State House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria on Friday, October 9, 2020 (Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

On Sunday, October 11, the Nigerian government announced that a notorious part of the country’s police unit called SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) had been dissolved following widespread protests against the unit’s brutality, BBC reports. Among the prominent figures attending demonstrations and promoting the #EndSARS hashtag were Nigerian musicians such as DavidoWizKid, Tiwa Savage, and Mr Eazi. “We are not scared to speak,” WizKid said at a protest in London on Saturday, October 10. “Nigerian youth, don’t let anyone tell you you don’t have a voice.” See several posts from the protests below.

Over the weekend, Nigerian singer Burna Boy released a statement outlining his response. “In my opinion, abolishing [SARS] is a definite first step but we cannot afford to stop there,” he wrote. He went on to share his support for protesters and announced a charity to help those who were harmed or arrested during the demonstrations. Additionally, he announced an initiative to help spread information and create “broader platforms to amplify the creative and tech community.” Below, find an image of one of his #EndSARS billboards.

SARS was formed in 1992 as an effort to tackle crime in Nigeria. In a June report, Amnesty International documented at least 82 alleged cases of “torture, ill treatment, and extra-judicial execution” by SARS from January 2017 through May 2020.

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Ontario tops 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time, seven more deaths

The province logged 1,042 new infections and seven new fatalities on Sunday.

THE NEW NIGERIAN DREAM, WHAT EVERY NIGERIAN WANTS AND NEEDS TO DO

IT IS TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT "THE LABOUR OF OUR HEROES PAST NEVER END IN VAIN"

KNOW YOUR HISTORY (ABA BAKASSI BOYS)

In the next couple of days, all of the culprits were apprehended and mobbed to death by the Ariaria people. This was how the Abia Vigilante Group aka "Aba Bakkassi" started.

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