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End SARS Protest: Youths on Edge, Demands Better From Govt

End Sars protestOn the street of Lagos, Nigeria, the people assess the extent of grief and the consequences as they protest to EndSARS and police brutality in Nigeria.

When the EndSARS protest began, little did Nigerian authority envisage it could be out of hand the way it is today. The protesters who peacefully occupied some streets across the states appealed to the government to end the ridiculous excesses of the so-called Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

President Buhari partially agreed to their demand by disbanding SARS, but the protesting youths wanted more from the government especially in the areas of better infrastructures, better and meaningful life devoid of hardship for the people.

These the government kept mum over and the protests escalated until the night of Tuesday the 20th of October 2020, when the governor of Lagos State, Olusola Sanwoolu declared a 24-hour curfew on the state. The curfew introduced Nigeria’s military who were rolled out to met protesters with brute force at Lekki.

By shooting at the protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos, the unfortunate massacre of unarmed civilians left several of them badly injured with 38 confirmed deaths. This act has drawn strong condemnations from Nigeria and every part of the world. Watch more from the report below.


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