Peaceful #EndSARs protesters in Abuja were attacked by a mob of pro-SARS thugs on Wednesday morning, multiple eyewitnesses said.
The thugs were seen with sticks, cutlasses, and daggers attacking the peaceful protesters and destroying their cars.
“Someone had this(dagger) on his right hand with a cutlass, we had to run after him to remove the cutlass from his hand he almost struck one of our guys with this (dagger),” an eyewitness said on Tuesday.
“This is an exhibit, I am going hand it over to the security.”
— Popping Girl💜 (@iFahvoh) October 14, 2020
— ADEWOLE OLUWATOSIN (@TosinTosade) October 14, 2020
Protests began last week in different parts of Nigeria over continued harassment of young people by the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad – SARS. The protestors are demanding the disbandment of the unit.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) October 14, 2020
A group of thugs have just attacked #EndSARS protesters at the Berger roundabout. After initially fleeing, the protesters have gathered and chased the thugs away. One of the thugs was apprehended and handed over to an NSCDC patrol team station there.#SARSMUSTEND
Members of the squad have been accused of crimes such as extrajudicial killings, kidnapping, extortion and intimidation.
The Nigerian Government had promised on multiple occasions to reform SARS and make the squad more accountable.
— M.F.Hirekaan (@thecameramark) October 14, 2020
But the promises have been nothing but empty chatters.