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  • Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On 'Propaganda To Demonize IPOB'

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On 'Propaganda To Demonize IPOB'

Biafra political activist and leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has claimed that there is a "propaganda to demonize the IPOB as the triggers of the #EndSARS protests", AllNews reports.

Kanu via his known Twitter handle on Thursday, countered that notion, stating that "the protest is a spontaneous and justifiable reaction by Nigerian youths who have had enough of a Nigeria that thrives on injustice".

The banned group Kanu leads is canvassing for the secession and sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria.

#EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

Earlier this month, in the face of swelling protests in Lagos and worldwide, the Nigerian police announced the dissolution of the police unit known as SARS, which has been linked to torture, unlawful imprisonment, extortion and murder.

The 'leaderless' #EndSARS Protests have dwindled in Lagos after the army allegedly shot dead at least a dozen peaceful protesters on October 20 at Lekki in Lagos, but have continued worldwide.

In a press conference, Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari pledged that the end of SARS was only the beginning: “The disbandment of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reform,” he said.

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Many protesters have heard similar promises before and remain skeptical.

Over the past three decades, the Nigerian government has repeatedly vowed to reform the habits of a police force that observers say is mired in corruption and brutality, only for the problems to persist or exacerbate.

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