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Confusion as Osun, Abuja #EndSARS protest turns violent

By Tunde Gbotemi


There was a Palpable violence in Osogbo, Osun state capital and Abuja(FCT) on Friday as youths protest against police brutality and extortion.


VOICE AIR MEDIA gathered that the protest have turned violent with policemen shooting sporadically to disperse the protesters.


In Osogbo, The protesters, numbering about 80, stormed Ola-Iya junction on bikes and caused traffic gridlock.


They started pelting policemen at the junction with stones, forcing the security operatives to take cover beside the Armoured Personnel Carriers stationed at the junction but the protesters attempted to attack them.


It was learnt that the protesters pelted stones at the security operatives in a bid to resist any attempt to stop the protest.


The security operatives, who initially took cover beside their Armoured Personnel Carriers stationed at the junction, later shot indiscriminately to disperse the angry youths.


In Abuja, security operatives teargassed and shot indiscriminately to disperse the protesters.


In a video that surfaced online, the protesters were seen running helter-skelter.


Some of them were heard shouting “they are shooting at us”, “don’t kill us with teargas”, “you must #EndSARS”.


One of the protesters in Abuja, @BrianJDenis, tweeted, “Police officers have opened fire at us with live bullets at Central Area, Abuja. Some people are injured.”


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