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Nigerians are between skepticism and revolt after the dissolution of SARS

After days of protest, a police unit known for committing crimes is dissolved and replaced. In Lagos, people don't believe that the move with end police brutality. The dissolution of SARS prompted fears in volatile parts of the country.

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