Police disperse #EndSARS protesters from Force Hqts

 

Policemen on Saturday night dispersed with teargas hundreds of #ENDSARS protesters who had gathered at the Force Headquarters in Abuja all day demanding to see Police Inspector General Mohammed Adamu.

The protesters had rebuffed attempts by other officers to speak to them.

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Protesters in Osun, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos states also continued their agitation.

Zahra, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, and Kiki, daughter of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, took to the social media to express support for the campaign as were British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega, and British television personality, Piers Morgan.

However, the protest turned bloody in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, following a clash between the police and the protesters.

A civilian was confirmed shot dead during the clash.

The police denied killing anyone.

The police, having apparently run out of patience with the Abuja protesters who insisted on seeing Adamu or no one else, decided to disperse the unwanted guests.

The protesters had planned to keep the night outside the Force Headquarters while some had even gone there with food and drinks to sustain them.

But when the police struck, the protesters took to their heels.

The siege came 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met Adamu and directed him to bring to justice any officer involved in abusing any citizen.

He appealed for “patience and calm, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known.”

Protesters in Lagos and Ikorodu also took to the streets, blocking roads for hours.

The situation created traffic chaos in parts of the state.

The Secretariat Bus-Stop, close to the old toll gate on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, was particularly affected.

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