#EndSARS: Protesters keep vigil in Lagos

#EndSARS: Protesters keep vigil in Lagos


Some protesters on Thursday kept vigil at the entrance of the Lagos House of Assembly , Ikeja in a bid to express their grievances against extortion and brutality by operatives of the Special Anti – Robbery Squad.

Various News Agencies gathered the protesters built tents at the entrance of the Assembly .

It was learnt that security operatives later dismantled the tents and attempted to disperse protesters.

About 11 .30 pm , the streetlights providing illumination to the protesters went off , causing scare that they may be attacked.

One of the protesters told our correspondent that they arrived at the entrance of the Assembly a few minutes to 10 pm .

Popular comedian , Debo Adebayo , known as Mr Macaroni , who also joined the protesters, lamented the actions of FSAR operatives .

He appealed to the government to intervene , adding that many Nigerians are unsafe in their homes.

He said, “ Being here is not because we don ’t have a home . It is because we are scared that even when at home , bullets can find their ways into our heads . So, we want the government to step in and step in now . ”

After listening to the demands of the protesters, part of which included the total disbandment of the anti -robbery squad , Speaker Mudashiru Obasa appealed to them to return home .

He assured them that there would be an emergency meeting Friday morning with Governor Babajide Sanwo -Olu and other concerned authorities .

(Punchng)

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