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#EndSWAT: Again, Protesters Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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Once again, protesters have blocked the Lagos-Ibadan expressway protesting against police brutality and extra-judicial killings of Nigerians.

The protest comes after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, set up a new unit called the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS).

According to the protesters, the agitation continues because the decision to immediately replace SARS operatives with SWAT is so sudden.

The protesters are also asking the Inspector-General of Police to resign from his position.

The mass protest against police brutality in Nigeria continued on Wednesday in major cities across the country including Lagos and Abuja, the nation’s capital.

In Abuja, protesters marched major streets in the city and blocked major roads thereby causing gridlock.

They assembled at the entrance of the Ministry of Justice and displayed placards demanding justice for slain victims of police brutality.

Also on demand is a complete reform of the Nigeria Police Force, instead of just replacing the Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) unit with another unit called SWAT.