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EndSARS Anniversary: Police Brutalized Protesters, Arrest Journalists Others In Lagos.

Hundreds of youths and other people who participated in EndSARS protest at Lekki toll gate were teargased and beaten by members of the Nigeria Police Force from the Lagos command.

The protesters who suffered massive beaten in the hands of the stern looking anti riot mobile policemen were also bundled into waiting black Maria vehicles.

Some Journalists were not left out in the brutal onslaught on the protesters as many newsmen who tried to record the incident were arrested and forcefully put in the black Maria.

#EndSARS is a code calling for the end of police brutality in Nigeria by members of the public.

A journalist reporting for an online newspaper, SaharaReporters, and some other protesters were arrested by the Police operatives, led by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.

Speaking to journalists after the arrest, CP Odumosun said the command had earlier issued statement banning any form of protest in public places.

He said the ban on protest was to forestall destruction of lives and properties as witnessed in 2020 across the state.

He, however, said he will not allow hoodlums and miscreants to hijack peaceful protest by making it violent.

He said, “I held meetings with them yesterday and we agreed there will be no protest that will disturb lawful business of the day because Lagos State is the hub of economy in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the protest also held in Oshogbo, which commenced at the Ita-Olookan area around 11:30 am.

The protest, according to the organizer, was in remembrance of Alimi Hamed and Mutiu Lawal, who allegedly died during the End SARS protest last year.

The protesters are also demanding justice for those who died as well as an end to insecurity in Nigeria.