END SARS – POIGNANT OR ROUSING?

The sequel of events following the recently held #EndSARS Protest in Nigeria have been incredible and grossly unpleasant. It has once again raised the aged question regarding what kind of polity Nigeria is, and what the future holds for her citizens. Arguably the biggest Nigerian democratic agitation of the last 25 years, the EndSARS Movement (a campaign against mass brutality, …

A COMPILATION OF REAL LIFE REPORT ON SARS BRUTALITY ON NIGERIANS (First Hand Report)

BY GODSGIFT OSHIORIAMEN AGBOMEKHE (2020 Kectil Colleague) These reports were written first hand (directly from the victims) to air their ill experiences with SARS officials and to promote the #EndSARS campaign. Unless stated, the names of the characters in the report were changed to protect their identity. ABOUT GODSGIFT Godsgift Oshioriamen Agbomekhe is documentary and lifestyle photographer, a writer and …

MY TEENAGE BROTHER’s ENCOUNTER AND SUBSEQUENT UNJUST HARASSMENT BY THE POLICE

By a Kectil Colleague 2019 I remember some time last month, about the time before the #EndSars campaign started trending, I would read stories of other youths on social media, mainly young guys who had been unlawfully harassed and had to endure inhumane treatment from SARS officials just because they dressed fine or they had iPhones or dreadlocks on their …

#RENIGERIA #ENDSARS: MY SARS STORY

It all began years ago… Monday, 28th May, 2018. I remember the first – and hopefully – last time I met them (SARS – Special Anti-Robbery Squad). It was on the 28th of May, 2018. I was on a trip to Calabar and our bus got stopped by them. There was a cute young man in the front seat. He …

There’s A Police Brutality Crisis In Nigeria

2020 has thrown so many lemons at the world. In a space of ten months, we have dealt with losses from crude oil price crash, natural disaster, racism, police brutality and the scariest of all being COVID-19.The world is still bearing the brunt of these inadvertent reality which are not show any sign of waning soon. In Nigeria, young people …