#EndSARS Protesterscallingfor an end to police brutality and extra-judicial killings have stormed the National Assembly complex in Abuja.
The protesters who sang songs of solidarity and chanted ‘EndSWAT!’ ‘EndSWAT!’ stormed the complex displaying placards lamenting extra-judicial killings and demanding justice for victims of police brutality.
On sighting the demonstrators, security agents formed a barricade at the entrance to prevent protesters from gaining access to the National Assembly complex.
The EndSARS protesters had on Tuesday demonstrated at the National Assembly with a video showing some soldiers assaulting a cameraman working for ARISE TV and seizing his equipment.
The soldiers also attacked protesters that include sociopolitical activist, Aisha Yesufu.
Recall that Nigerians have taken to the streets to protest extrajudicial killings and brutality by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Following pressure from protesters the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, disbanded SARS and announced the formation of a new unit called Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
He also ordered former operatives of the disbanded SARS to submit themselves for psychological and medical examination at the Force HQ.
Unsatisfied with the IGP’s actions so far Nigerians on social media began another advocacy using #EndSWAT as a replacement for #EndSARS.
Source: Naija News