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Nigerian government tries to quell outrage over police unit

Clip: 10/22/2020 | 4m 8s Video has closed captioning.

For weeks, people have taken to Nigeria's streets to protest police brutality and the heavy-handed tactics of one unit in particular: the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS. The government since disbanded the group, but demonstrators are demanding further reforms -- and compensation for past victims of violence. Special correspondent Phil Ihaza reports from the country’s capital, Abuja.

Aired: 10/22/20

Rating: NR

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