A boy living in a displacement camp in Tillabéri region, Niger, 1 August 2021. Tens of thousands of children have been forced out of school as a result of armed group attacks on education. © Mamoudou L. Kane / Amnesty International
Un garçon vivant dans un camp pour personnes déplacées, région de Tillabéri (Niger), 1er août 2021. Des dizaines de milliers d’enfants ont dû quitter l’école à la suite des attaques lancées par des groupes armés contre l’éducation. © Mamoudou L. Kane / Amnesty International
Nigerian youths seen waving the Nigerian national flag in front of a crowd in support of the ongoing protest against the unjust brutality of The Nigerian Police Force Unit named Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos on October 13, 2020. - Nigerians took to the streets once again on October 13, 2020, in several cities for fresh protests against police brutality, bringing key roads to a standstill in economic hub Lagos.
Demonstrations organised on social media erupted earlier this month calling for the abolition of a notorious police unit accused of unlawful arrests, torture and extra-judicial killings.
The government gave in to the demand on October 11, 2020, announcing that the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was being disbanded in a rare concession to people power in Africa's most populous nation. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi / AFP) (Photo by BENSON IBEABUCHI/AFP via Getty Images)
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LAGOS, NIGERIA - OCTOBER 20: Demonstrators protest police brutality at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian government had imposed a 24-hour curfew to tamp down on sustained protests against the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police division accused of abuse, extortion and extra-judicial killings. Witnesses said security forces later opened fire to disperse the crowd, killing several people. (Photo by Adetona Omokanye/Getty Images)
A parent of one of the abducted Chibok school girls cries after the police prevented the parents access to see President Muhammadu Buhari during a rally in Abuja, Nigeria August 25, 2016.
MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA - SEPTEMBER 4, 2019: Three young girls walk home in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on 4 September 2019. "Fatima" (not her real name), 18, spent 15 months detained in the Giwa barracks near Maiduguri, Nigeria, before moving to an internally displaced persons camp in the city. She was abducted in 2014 by Boko Haram fighters. "Goggo" (not her real name) was 10 when her village near Gwoza was attacked by Boko Haram militants. When soldiers found her and her family, they accused her father and brother of being militants. That was the last time she saw them. Goggo spent two years in the women's cell in Giwa barracks, where she shared the cell with two hundred people. (Photo by Tom Saater/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)