NIGERIA: What next for #endSARS?

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The #endSARS movement will likely retreat to social media for the foreseeable future and forfeit much of its leverage as a result. Past precedent suggests little of substance will emanate from the official commissions of inquiry set up to investigate the armed forces’ human rights abuses. Medium term, a politicized youth could become a powerful voting bloc, but the party-political system seems ill-equipped to support reform from within. Following four days of violent civil unrest on the streets of Lagos and elsewhere across southern Nigeria last week, the organizers of the
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