Peaceful #EndSARs protesters in Abuja have reportedly been attacked by a mob of sponsored pro-SARS thugs on Wednesday morning, according to multiple eyewitnesses.
The thugs who were armed with sticks, knives, daggers and cutlasses, invaded the protest venue at Berger junction about an hour after the #EndSARS protesters had convened and attacked them, destroying a number of cars in the process.
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No less than five cars were destroyed, and a number of the protesters also sustained injuries. However, the exact number of injured protesters was not confirmed at the time of this report.
One of the thugs who was apprehended was within an inch of his life, with serious injuries inflicted on his head and limbs.
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A few protesters at the scene stated that the thugs were Fulani and Hausa youths, however this could not be verified at the time of this report. However, the injured thugs have since been taken to the National Hospital to receive treatment.
The protest going on at Berger bridge, Abuja, is part of a nationwide #EndSARS movement which started as a channel for Nigerians, mostly youths, to express their displeasure against the activities of the now-dissolved special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the Nigeria police force, notorious for outright abuse of human rights carried out with impunity.
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The protest, which is now in its seventh day, demands for the police and federal government to ensure justice for victims of police brutality and release all arrested protesters, amongst other demands .
This report of sponsored violence comes just hours after thugs were cited destroying cars at midnight in Yaba, Lagos.