#ENDSARS: To end or to reform?
By Guardian Exclusive
09 August 2018 | 10:01 am
There are various units in the Nigeria Police Force, but none more maligned than the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. So scorned is the unit that many have called for its eradication, but is ending SARS the way to go, or should the unit be reformed?
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