#EndSARS: Police Attack Protesters in Abuja, Disperse Them With Teargas [VIDEO]
Protesters fighting for police reform in Nigeria; and for an end to the extra-judicial killings and brutality that have become the hallmark of SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) have been met with teargas canisters in the nation’s capital city of Abuja.
Protesters on their way to Police Force Headquarters have just been attacked by police officers with multiple teargas canisters shot into the crowd,” Demola, who tweets with the handle @OmoGbajabiamila, shared.
Another Twitter user @BrianJDenis said: “Police officers have opened fire at us with live bullets at Central Area, Abuja. Some people are injured because of panic.”
@EdoFirstLady wrote: “The police have chased us all with teargas and guns. Everywhere is in shambles.”
Videos showed the police officers were armed with guns and teargas canisters, pursuing the protesters while shooting teargas at them.
In the past few days, Nigerians across the country have been protesting against the illegality and unconstitutional activities of SARS operatives.
The protests across the country have been largely peaceful, even though there have been tense moments between the protesters and police personnel intent on keeping the peace.
In the course of recent nationwide protests, a police officer pulled the trigger right inside the mouth of a woman in Opebi, Lagos, leaving her in a pool of her own blood.
Police brutality has been a perennial concern in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy.
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— Mara Fuska (@lordruq) October 9, 2020