• The #EndSARS protests are taking new dimensions as it enters Day 3 nationwide
  • Police officers in the Nigerian capital, Abuja have resulted to violence in ending the protests

  • Tear gas was fired at young Nigerians staging a procession against police brutality in the nation’s seat of power  The Nigeria Police Force has opened fire on innocent protesters in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The protesters were young Nigerians staging a procession against police brutality across the country before they were assaulted by policemen. Olu Onemola, a former new media assistant to ex-Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki is one of those arrested.

Olu Onemola, a former new media assistant to ex-Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki is one of those arrested.

Police opens fire on peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Abuja

EndSARS protesters stormed the police headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, October 8. Photo credit: @SaharaReporters Source: Twitter

Onemola’s ex-boss, Saraki, recently added his voice to the #EndSARS protests.

He wrote on Twitter: “The reports of the aggression meted out to young Nigerians protesting the high handedness of rogue units of the Nigeria Police Force are deeply disturbing. “Leaders of our nation ought to listen to and engage with our youth on matters concerning their wellbeing. I hope this approach changes soon.”

This past week, thousands of youths nationwide have taken to the streets to demand that police authorities scrap the dreaded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has become a thorn in the flesh of Nigerian youths in the past few years, harassing young men and women over their hairstyles, gadgets or cars.

In the last few years, the hashtag #EndSARS have been prominent on Nigerian Twitter as the cases of police brutality move from dozens to hundreds.

The recent social media campaigns have moved to the streets as young Nigerians vow to shut down the country until their voices are heard.

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