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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Endorses Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests, Calls For Bitcoin Donations

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, has joined the push to disband the Special Anti-Robbery (SARS) and putting an end to police brutality in Nigeria.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa

Jack Dorsey, via a tweet on Wednesday, backed the #SARSMustGo protests currently sweeping across Nigeria and urged all concerned to donate via Bitcoin in support of the cause, which has seen many Nigerians take to the street in protests against the brutality and impunity with which the Nigeria Police Force's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad go about their supposed duties.

Jack's call become yet another one of the several made by various international groups,  organizations, and global public figures.

So far, the said protests have forced Nigeria's Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to announce that the infamous subunit of the force has been dissolved, only to announce a new subunit named SWAT to take over the duties the defunct SARS subunit, much to the irritation of the protesters, who have found evidences from he media to prove that a SWAT subunit had existed in Nigeria as far back as 2014.

This sparked a new protest with demonstrators calling for the disbanding of the supposedly newly constituted SWAT team.

According to the protesters, the agitation has continued because the Nigerian government has refused to take definite actions to address their #5for5 demands and are rather just out ending the protests, citing the perceived renaming of the SWAT subunit as proof.

Nigeria In Focus:

Population: 206.6 million (Compared to South Africa's 59.6 million)

GDP: $504.57 billion (Compared to South Africa's $369.85 billion)

GDP Per Capita: $2,465 (Compared to South Africa's $6,193)

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Ola Olaoluwa

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