End SARS: Policemen attack protesters as Protest resume in Abuja today
Men of the Nigerian Police attacked End SARS protesters in front of the National Assembly in Abuja today as a protest against police brutality returns to Abuja.
According to an eye-witness, more than five protesters were injured with scores arrested in front of Nigeria’s national assembly where the country’s lawmakers and senior parliamentarians meet.
The Abuja protesters were at the National Assembly to engrave the END SARS word in front of the building when the Policemen attached to the legislative complex descended on the peaceful protesters.
Nigerians took to the street last month to protest against security brutality while calling for an end to the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit of the Nigerian Police.
Last month protest lasted for 12 days before the protesters quit the streets as hoodlums allegedly backed by the state started attacking peaceful protesters.
Last month protest led to the disbandment of SARS and the formation of the Special Weapons and Tactics, SWAT unit. The personnel of the newly created tactical unit is currently undergoing training in Nasarawa and Osun States respectively.
Meanwhile, some states have set up a panel of inquiry to look into the agitation and compliant of the youths across the major states where the issue was prevalent.