Agitations for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) continue to mount as protesters on Saturday took to the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja demanding to see Police Inspector General Mohammed Adamu.
But, Checkout Magazine while monitoring development from the protest via social media learnt that operatives of the Police Force dispersed the hundreds of protesters with tear gas.
It was gathered that the protesters had rebuffed attempts by other officers to speak to them.
The police, having apparently run out of patience with the Abuja protesters who insisted on seeing Adamu or no one else, decided to disperse the unwanted guests.
The protesters had planned to keep the night outside the Force Headquarters while some had even gone there with food and drinks to sustain them.
But when the police struck, the protesters took to their heels. Amongst the protesters at the Police Headquarters is activist, Aisha Yesufu. She described her ordeal via her Twitter handle.
She wrote “@PoliceNG officers had their men assembled and ready to shoot with guns and teargas canisters much earlier in the day and that was when I left where I sat at the back and came to the front to stand. They backed off. Later when I had again taken a back seat the cowards attacked.
Writing on attempts to disperse the protesters, “Good evening everI am okay. I refused to run. I walked with my fist high up. @PoliceNG were all shooting at me as I walked away. I came out of the fence they cowardly built around themselves and about 4 of them came at me at the junction throwing bottled water this time”
Meanwhile, the protest turned bloody in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, following a clash between the police and the protesters.
A civilian was confirmed shot dead during the clash. But, the police denied killing anyone.
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