Police attack #EndSARS protesters in Abuja

Elias Hubbard
October 19, 2020

DAILY POST recalls that the protests for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, unit of the police have intensified despite government's announcement of the disbandment of the operation.

Protesters have been out on the streets for over a week, demanding an overhaul of the police.

Legit.ng gathered that the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Saturday, October 17, when he featured on a late-night Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) news programme, "Weekend File".

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that hours after he and his deputy were attacked by some EndSARS protesters, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state said that the evil was perpetrated by armed thugs.

The Nigerian Army said last week that it was loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari and the country, and that it would defend the country's democracy.

"Powerful to let your voices be heard peacefully".

"There is nowhere in the world where a government will fold its arms and allow the country to descend into anarchy".

"I think the government is in reactionary mode and they are trying to do things to pacify that are not working because we are very clued up this generation and beyond", a protester was quoted as saying by The Associated Press. "This is by going to a venue where you are not going to disturb other Nigerians because where your own right stops, other persons' right begins".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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