Gallery: Nigerian Youths Protests Against Police Brutality

Gallery: Nigerian Youths Protests Against Police Brutality

The Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has promised on Monday that the government would bring police officers responsible for misconduct to justice.

Reports claims as more than thousand demonstrators have returned to the streets across Nigeria, a day after authorities announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

But, one person killed since the demonstrations began in Nigeria. While police have opened fire with guns at marchers, as well as using water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters.

The Nigeria authorities announced on Sunday the dissolution of SARS, with the accused of beating up, extorting and killing Nigerians.

After days of angry protests, the president's office and the police chief announced on Sunday the dissolution of SARS with immediate effect. They also said all SARS officers would be redeployed to other police units. [Temilade Adelaja/Reuters]

The next thing is that its members would be redeployed to other police units. another issued is that protesters and rights group said they were unconvinced by the announcement.

Campaigners among others are demanding for release of all arrested protesters, justice for victims of police brutality and compensation for their families and the swift establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all cases of police misconduct.

Proper reforms of the police will be done, Buhari pledged to Nigerians about excessive use of force.

See more photos of the protests:

A demonstrator stands atop a vehicle and shouts slogans as others carry banners while blocking a road leading to the airport, during a protest over alleged police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria 

A demonstrator in Lagos carries a bell during a protest in Lagos. Activists and protesters say the announcement did not go for enough and pledged to keep up their pressure campaign. [Temilade Adelaja/Reuters]

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