Nigerians Hit The Streets To Protest against SARS
In the past few days, well meaning Nigerians have taken to the streets for an #ENDSARS protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) who have been notorious for being trigger happy, thereby killing, injuring and harassing innocent citizens.
The hashtag #ENDSARS has been trending at no.1 worldwide today, as protestors continue to demand a notorious police unit in Nigeria, is disbanded. https://t.co/p8K9qb57ZS#BBCAfricaLive pic.twitter.com/GzHNGHYZjJ
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) October 9, 2020
Recent cases whereby, citizens, both male and female have either been harassed, shot dead or injured by the SARS operatives have triggered Nigerians once again and has led to a series of protests happening all over the country.
On Thursday, October, 8 2020, some Nigerian Celebrities such as Runtown, Mr Macaroni, FalzTheBahdGuy, Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa, Big Brother Naija star, Tacha, amongst others, led the Lagos #ENDSARS protests.
The images below shows you how Nigerians have taken to the streets to protest against these injustices and how the police force have responded to them.
— Segun Arinze (@segun_arinze) October 9, 2020
Some #ENDSARS protesters also kept vigil at the Lagos State house of assembly yesterday, October 8 2020.
Meanwhile in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, unarmed protesters were teargased and shot at which caused them to scamper for safety to avoid ben killed by the police force.
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) October 9, 2020
Some youths in Ibadan were not left out as they also went all out to protest peacefully in front of the Government house.
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) October 9, 2020
However, in all of these protests both online and offline, the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to issue a statement to the citizens on the ongoing #ENDSARS movement.