Nigeria: Southwest Governors hired a local militia to fight bandits. Has it worked?

The #EndSARS protests shone a light on Nigeria’s dysfunctional and brutal police. But other security solutions are being attempted on a regional level. As killer herdsmen continue to run amok in Nigeria’s southwest, the governors in the region are looking to a newly-recruited local police force for solutions. ‘Operation Amotekun’ is not without its critics, with freelance security operatives accused of extra-judicial killings.


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