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As the recent Uganda elections example affirms, digital technologies are not going anywhere, and unless we act now, they will continue to be used by repressive governments and other actors to not only maintain the status quo but also erode the gains being made by people to challenge this.
The internet is an important tool for fighting crime in Lagos. The Nigeria Police Force needs to create and implement measures for police-citizen engagement via social media.
It’s relatively common for armed forces to open fire on peaceful protesters in Nigeria. Previously, the government would control the flow of information and as a result, the popular narrative. This time, they can't.
The #EndSars protests in Nigeria have so far grown in influence despite the presidential order to dissolve the unit. For a good number of reasons, the protesters will continue to reorganize themselves if their demand for police brutality to end is only seen on paper.
The Nigerian Police Force has been ranked as the most corrupt public institution in Nigeria. This means that if the government wanted to fight corruption, the first place to start should be the office of the Inspector-General of Police.