Nigerians protesting the brutality of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit under the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, have raised over twenty million to fund the ongoing protest.
Update on total funds raised so far through @theflutterwave:
Available Funds: N16,706,635.9
— FK. (@fkabudu) October 13, 2020
SARS has been accused of extrajudicial killings and assault on youths over the use of luxury items.
“EndSars” began as a largely online movement, trending internationally on social media and gaining the support of figures including the footballer Marcus Rashford and the actor John Boyega.
Many of those marching in Lagos and cities across Nigeria have been in their 20s and 30s, protesting for the first time and spurred by personal experiences of or connections with abuses by the security forces.