Reports of Nigeria's federal government seizing passports and freezing the bank accounts of protesters who demonstrated against police brutality orchestrated by the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a concern to the Archbishop of Lagos who has advised the authorities involved to “tread with caution.”
Attempts to invoke tribal and religious perspectives in the ongoing protests in Nigeria shifts the focus from the initial “noble cause” with the risk of derailing the entire initiative, the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Lagos Archdiocese has said.
Reports of looting and destruction of property amid nationwide protests in Nigeria have “saddened” the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese who has recalled the initially youth-led peaceful demonstrations against the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
After testimonies of excessive use of force against protesters in Nigeria emerged, including reports of at least a dozen deaths and renewed demonstrations in various cities of Africa’s most populous nation, a Catholic Archbishop has described the country’s situation as “difficult” but presenting an opportunity for a transition.
The reported use of excessive force on those peacefully protesting against police brutality in Nigeria has caught the attention of Christian leaders in the West African nation who have, in different platforms, condemned the excesses and reiterated their support for peaceful protests.
The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria represent “a microcosm of the fundamental problems” the West African nation is facing, the Catholic Bishops in the country have said.
The decision to disband the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Nigeria is “a mere first aid” intervention and does not address the challenges, which citizens of Africa’s most populous nation are experiencing, a Bishop has said in a report shared with ACI Africa Friday, October 16.
The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria has attracted support from individuals and bodies in Africa’s most populous country, one latest support coming from a Catholic Prelate who terms the nationwide demonstrations "a step in the right direction."
Christian leaders in Nigeria have welcomed the decision of the country’s government to disband the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), whose members have been accused of committing various atrocities.
Following protests against Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) including a Prelate’s statement supporting the protests and calls for far-reaching action against the controversial police force, the country’s Federal Government has disbanded the entity.
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