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Years ago, when Awkuzu was in a state of unrest, the advent of SARS was warmly welcomed to fix the problem – until they eventually overstayed their welcome and became the same obnoxious problem they had come to fix Three years ago, Benjamin Udeh, an Awkuzu-based trader, enjoyed the habit of taking a walk to […]
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Chibueze Okoli was just about starting life when police brutality plucked him from his loving, prayerful family The cover of darkness has passed away and dawn is at hand. The journey to Mr. Alexander Okoli’s home begins. The path to his home cuts through a local church. A narrow gate of gray shade stands on […]
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Bonaventure Mokwe found himself in a precarious position; defending his illustrious family name in the midst of cruel intimidation from the James Nwafor-led Awkuzu SARS (Picture Credit: Vanguard News) On the first day of August 2013, in the second year of the reign of James Nwafor as the head of SARS in Awkuzu, Bonaventure Mokwe […]
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigerian Police has a long record of human rights abuses and violations. Many lives have been lost, dreams shattered and many others have experienced incalculable losses as a result of their activities. As part of the #ENDSARS movement, we're documenting the toll of SARS across Nigeria - putting names and faces to the numbers.