Two people have been allegedly shot dead during a violent attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Surulere area of Lagos state, by some angry police officers on Monday October 12.
According to eye witnesses, the attack was said to have been carried out in a bid to disperse the crowd of concerned Nigerians who were expressing their grievances against police brutality and extortion in the country.
PUNCH reported that the National Stadium Surulere entrance was blocked due to the movement. Although the police have not responded to the shooting claims, circulating videos show people with injuries and panic among protesters.
We need to get an ambulance to Akerele ext 1 In Surulere, someone was just shot.
Please rt asap!!!! #SARSMUSTEND
— Anike Sinleke! (@cuddlesfash) October 12, 2020
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) October 12, 2020
The police have used force to disperse largely peaceful protesters in major Nigerian cities including the capital, Abuja.
Thousands of protesters across Nigeria have been demanding an end to police brutality and called for the scrapping of the notorious police unit, FSARS (Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad).
Officers in the unit have been accused of murder, extortion, harassment, assault and other crimes by several young Nigerians, many of whom narrated their ordeals using the hashtag #EndSARS.
See videos below (viewers discretion advised):
— Laycon #Bbnaija #Endsars ❼ (@Mistakobz) October 12, 2020
"@Daddy_Noms: The Police have shot 2 people dead in Surulere & they are still shooting
— GIDITRAFFIC (@Gidi_Traffic) October 12, 2020
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