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Nigeria's police chief orders immediate deployment of anti-riot police unit, spokesman says

A demonstrator paints 'End Sars', referring to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit, on a street during a protest demanding police reform in Lagos, Nigeria October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Seun Sanni

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s police chief has ordered the immediate nationwide deployment of its anti-riot police unit, spokesman said on Tuesday, in the wake of increased attacks on police facilities as protests over alleged police brutality rage.

A police station in the Orile Iganmu area of Lagos was set ablaze on Tuesday, a local TV station reported.

Reporting by Libby George; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Alison Williams

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