For the past two days, there have been protests against police brutality across Nigeria, both on and offline. An arm of the Nigerian Police, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, better known as SARS, was set up in 1992 to combat the rise of armed robbery incidents. But instead of serving its birth purpose, in the past few years SARS has become increasingly notorious for shooting and harassing Nigerian citizens.
The hashtag, #EndSARS
The hashtag is #EndSARS and it has been trending today at number #1 on Twitter in many countries across the world. What baffled many is that many of the mainstream media stations were not covering the protest as of yesterday when the protest officially kicked off in Lagos. SARS Nigeria protest
#EndSARS is the number 1 hashtag in the world!
— Aproko Doctor #EndSARS (@aproko_doctor) October 9, 2020
The newspapers and…