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#EndSARS Protests Continue At Police Headquarters

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Human rights activists Omoyele Sowore on Sunday led a small group of #EndSARS protesters to blocked the entrance to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

Naija News reports that the protesters inscribed #EndSARS in red on the road in front of the police building.

In a post on his Twitter page, Sowore indicated that the protesters had visited the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to drive home their message.

They were seen chanting songs and calling on the relevant authorities to end police brutality and bad governance.

Naija News recalls that protesting youths in Nigeria agitating for the end to police brutalization and extrajudicial killings of Nigerians have for the past weeks stormed the streets, protesting the brutalities, humiliation, and extortion of Nigerians, especially the youths.

The protesters demanded an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi, using a hashtag: #EndSARS.

On Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, disbanded SARS following a widespread protest from Nigerians worldwide. However, since the announcement that SARS has been scrapped, the protesters refused to leave the streets, this resulted in the declaration of a curfew by the Lagos government.

Following the curfew, soldiers of the Nigerian Army invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening, October 20, killing #EndSARS protesters in the process.

Source: Naija News