BREAKING: #EndSARS protesters besiege force headquarters


Protesters demanding the reformation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad have besieged the force headquarters, Abuja.

The #EndSARS campaigners sat on the Shehu Shagari Way, shouting ‘EndSARS,’ while paralysing vehicular traffic. They also wielded placards with the same inscription.

The protesters poured red paint on the road to illustrate the killings and bloodshed by SARS operatives, many of whom have been indicted for rights violations, including extra-judicial killings, extortion, illegal detention and other misconduct.

Meanwhile in Lagos, Popular entertainers, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, and Runtown, have led a protest in Lagos State against police brutality and extortion.

The protest took place in the Lekki area of Lagos on Thursday. During the protest, youths were seen carrying placards and chanting #EndSARS.

Inscriptions on some of the placards read, ‘Enough is Enough’ and ‘We are all victims’.

Both Falz and Runtown counselled the protesters not to be violent as they engaged security operatives who attempted to disrupt the protest.

The protesters, who gathered at Lekki toll gate, are marching to Onikan and Appeal Court through the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

The protesters are seeking the dissolution of the FSARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force. They also complained about the rate of unemployment in the country.

There had been an earlier announcement that the #ENDSARS protest would be held across Lagos for three days, starting from Wednesday.

Earlier, police in Lagos dispersed some youths who arrived at the venue of the protest.

Standard gathered that some of the protesters arrived at the venue of the protest, Lekki toll gate opposite Oriental Hotel, around 09.15 am.

While dispersing them, the policemen seized their placards and allegedly assaulted some of the protesters.


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