Nigerian has been rocked by widespread protests since last month. The turmoil is part of the #EndSARS movement, which has gained exposure on social media with people around the world pledging support.
The acronym stands for Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which is a unit of the Nigerian police service. Sars has been around for more than 20 years and investigates serious crime in that country, including armed robbery, assault and murder.
But over time, the unit has become notorious for its harsh methods and protesters say people’s basic human rights are being violated. This isn’t the first time Nigerians have voiced their disapproval of Sars.