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The protesters stormed police headquarters in Abuja and Lagos with placards inscribed with #Endsars,
Nigerians on Thursday protested against brutality and extra-judicial killings by
operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police.
The protest which started on Wednesday with youths gathered at Ikeja Underbridge would hold for three days
The day two of the protest in Lagos was led by Afropop Artists Runtown and Falz.
Meanwhile, in Abuja, the protesters are also demanding the reformation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad
besieged the force headquarters.
The protesters in Abuja are led by Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore
and Activist Aisha Yusufu sat on the Shehu Shagari Way,
with placards with the same inscription #EndSars and #EndSARSnow.
“I strongly condemn their cruel actions against our people,” Atiku, said.
“I urge the government to rise to the occasion and nip this monstrosity in the bud with the seriousness it deserves.
“It’s expedient that the activities of SARS are reviewed to ensure that the rogue elements are excised from the unit
and sanity returned to its operations.”
Although the Nigerian police say such acts contradict its responsibility to protect citizens
and always issue sanctions to officers these cases of police brutality persist.
Nigerian youths, mostly affected by the brutality have several times trended
the call for the scrapping of SARS with many sharing their experiences on Twitter.
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 8, 2020