In Nigeria, the mass protests of the End SARS Movement against police brutality in October 2020 were important from a peacebuilding and security perspective.
The Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) Programme commissioned this study in collaboration with NigeriaWatch and IFRA-Nigeria. The key question was to understand why people in the North East did not react in the same way as other Nigerians to protest against the abuses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). It focuses on the so-called BYA states: Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa. The analysis is based on fieldwork in Maiduguri and relies on qualitative interviews with activists, academics, journalists, and humanitarian personnel.
You can download the policy brief below.