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Nigerian Security Forces Pursue Peaceful Protesters While Criminals Escape With Their Crimes.

Nigeria has seen an increase in security problems over the past two years — numerous terrorist attacks, inter-ethnic conflicts, abduction, and assaults on people and government facilities by purported secessionists have all pushed the nation and its inhabitants to the brink. Concerned about the country's deteriorating security situation, state governors established regional security outfits – Amotekun in the Southwest, Ebube Agu in the Southeast, and Shege-Ka-Fasa by the Coalition of Northern Group – to assist the government's security agencies in combating these criminals. However, the country's instability seems to be overwhelming security authorities, as new assaults are being reported daily. Despite this, the government, via its institutions, seems more intent on crushing Nigerians demonstrating against insecurity, poor administration, and deteriorating living conditions throughout the nation than on prosecuting criminals. Between August 2019 and June 2021, several orga