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VideoIceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes, First baby male gorilla born at Boston zoo. Its officers are accused of extortion, torture and murder. Nigeria turns 60: Can Africa's most populous nation remain united? Now that the demands of the protesters are widening and their chants begin to include anti-government slogans, there is speculation that some political opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari might be fuelling the protests from behind the scenes. Read about our approach to external linking. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}End Sars protests: The young Nigerians who forced the president to back down. "I always tell my wife that I was sad [that] what I created with good purpose and direction has been turned into banditry," Mr Kwajafa said, adding that he supported the disbandment of the unit "100%". After marching with the protesters, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was addressing them when shots were fired.

The demonstrators have been using the hashtag #EndSars to push for their cause, which has since been endorsed by global celebrities such as Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, US rapper Kanye West, gospel singer Kirk Franklin, footballers Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford and Nigerian superstars Davido and Wizkid. The surge is being driven by fears over the coronavirus, and it could affect the way results play out. As well as calling for an end to bad governance and poor economic conditions, some protesters are also beginning to demand more action from the government to tackle widespread insecurity in the north of the country, where armed criminal gangs carry out deadly attacks and kidnap people for ransom. Weather warnings issued. The governor's spokesperson told the BBC that the governor and his deputy survived the attack unhurt but some aides were wounded and a local journalist was in critical condition due to a serious head injury. ... BBC Weather in association with MeteoGroup. Another rare gesture is the public apology by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who admitted that the government had not acted fast enough to address young people's concerns. Officials say the attack was not carried out by the protesters but by thugs. "Sars of today is not the same Sars I established in 1984," Fulani Kwajafa said. He added that the code of conduct that he set up when creating Sars had ensured that there was "no incident with members of the public" when he was in charge. Read about our approach to external linking. The former police boss accused the agency of "brutality" saying that the officer's acts could have been driven by "greed.". As a way of meeting some of the demands of the protesters, the federal government has announced the establishment of judicial panels to investigate past and new police misconduct in all 36 states. Nigeria turns 60: Can Africa's most populous nation remain united? Forecast - Abuja. Video, 'I love you so much': Reunited after 215 days apart, Iceland PM keeps cool as earthquake strikes. Stones were also hurled at the official convoy as it left. The officials were hurriedly taken into their vehicles for safety. Mr Kwajafa said that the changes might be undermined if there's no "change in mentality". VideoColorado battles a record-breaking wildfire, Vietnam faces deadly flooding disaster - Red Cross, How fashion reflects ethnic pride in Ethiopia, .css-orcmk8-HeadlineContainer{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-webkit-justify-content:space-between;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;}Covid: No safety concerns found with Oxford vaccine trial after Brazil death.css-1dedj2h-Rank{-webkit-align-self:center;-ms-flex-item-align:center;align-self:center;color:#B80000;margin-left:3.125rem;}1, Canada's Trudeau survives latest confidence vote2, France teacher attack: Students 'paid €300' to identify Samuel Paty3, Breonna Taylor: Officer in shooting says it 'was not a race thing'4, The Countdown: Avengers stars quiz Kamala Harris and what to wear to vote5, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Among Us game watched by 400,0006, Michael Jackson: Court dismisses lawsuit from accuser James Safechuck7, Purdue Pharma to plead guilty in $8bn opioid settlement8, Pope Francis indicates support for same-sex civil unions9, Berlin mystery attack targets 70 museum artefacts10. "The leaders, the elders have failed us. The man who set up the hated Nigerian police unit, Sars, accused of human rights abuses, has told the BBC that he feels "sad" and "guilty" about what the agency has become. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}The governor of Nigeria's Osun state has escaped what officials call an "assassination attempt" when armed people attacked anti-police brutality protesters in the state capital Osogbo. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the disbandment of the agency this week after thousands of Nigerians took to the streets to protest against police brutality. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. It has pledged to disband Sars, set up of panels to investigate and prosecute erring police officers and promised wider police reforms. End Sars: How Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests went global, 'I just wish my parents were still here' Video, First baby male gorilla born at Boston zoo. Officers from the Special Anti Robbery Squad have been accused of committing extrajudicial killings and torture. A new agency called Swat has been formed to take over duties performed by Sars but this has also been rejected by the protesters. .css-gw44ni-IconContainer{display:inline-block;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}playWho is policing Nigeria's police? Nigeria's National Human Rights Commission will, however, set up its own independent panel, our reporter says. We need to begin the process of building a new nation by coming out like this," he said.