#EndSARS: Attacks against Nigeria protesters 'escalating'Prisoners have also been confirmed to have fled from a state jail.
Amnesty International has raised concerns about the #EndSars protest campaign over "escalating crime" in Nigeria.
Protesters were targeted by armed thugs at the central bank's headquarters in the capital, Abuja, it said.
For their part, in the southern state of Edo, police accused people "acting" as protestors of looting weapons and torching police buildings.
Prisoners have also been confirmed to have fled from a state jail.
Protest is currently going on in Kano around Kofar Mata area, following the death of Saifullah - a 17-year-old in police custody in the morning. The protest against police brutality erupted after it was learnt that Saifullah was allegedly tortured to death by the police. #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/JaURZLe1jsâ€” Amnesty International Nigeria (@AmnestyNigeria) October 19, 2020
Global celebrities such as Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, US rapper Kanye West, footballers Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford, as well as Nigerian superstars Davido and Wizkid, have also sponsored the demonstrations.
There was an increased military presence in Abuja on Monday-a day after Defense Minister Bashir Magashi cautioned protestors against "breaching national security."
Amnesty said police brutality persisted, with a 17-year-old teenager, only named Saifullah, dying on Monday in police custody in northern Kano state.
She was allegedly tortured to death, sparking protests in the Kofar Mata region of Kano, Amnesty added.
In other developments, Amnesty said that police fired tear gas at peaceful demonstrators in Abuja, while armed thugs assaulted activists who had occupied the central bank's headquarters in the city early on Monday morning.
The rights group said hundreds of demonstrators were seriously wounded.
"We again call on law enforcement agencies to investigate these incidents and protect the protesters from further attack by hoodlums," Amnesty added.