The #ENDSARS Protests: Lessons on Effective Governance, Active Citizen Participation and Nation-building

In October 2020, young Nigerians in their numbers gathered in specific locations across the country (and some cities across the world) to demand an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigerian Police Force created in 1992 as a mechanism to curb the spate of crimes associated with robbery, theft, kidnapping, and other violent crimes. By 2009, SARS had become more powerful and members of the unit did not only grow in numbers, but they had also shifted their…