Armed thugs attack #EndSARS protesters in Lagos

Squad members have been charged with crimes such as extrajudicial executions, robbery, extorting and coercion.
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Armed thugs attack #EndSARS protesters in Lagos

In the Alausa region of Ikeja in Lagos State, demonstrators were targeted by armed thugs.

The scene of the attack was close to the Secretariat of the Government of Lagos, the House of Assembly of the State of Lagos, the governor's office and a police station.

While eyewitnesses said the attackers arrived on Bus Mass Transit (BRT) buses belonging to the State Government of Lagos, Lagos Bus Services Limited officials said the thugs were transported in yellow buses to the scene of the attack.

The thugs were seen targeting the peaceful demonstrators with sticks, cutlasses and daggers as policemen stood by.

“Alausa is where the government house is. Supposedly one of the safest places in Lagos State. If this is allowed to happen, someone should have lost their job by now. This is happening in VERY CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE! ARE YOU TELLING ME THE GOVERNOR ISN’T SAFE? Kiki Mordi, a journalist tweeted.

A similar incident occurred on Wednesday when some demonstrators were assaulted in front of the Lagos State House of Assembly by hoodlums.

However, the demonstrator apprehended some of the thugs and handed them over to police staff.

Last week, demonstrations started in various parts of Nigeria over persistent abuse by the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad-SARS of young people. The demonstrators are demanding that the unit be dissolved.

Squad members have been charged with crimes such as extrajudicial executions, robbery, extorting and coercion.

Nigerian Police Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS on Sunday and announced a new Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT)
Protesters in Lagos and nationwide are not slowing down, considering the police response.

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