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Protest against police brutality, extortion and extra-judicial killings turned violent in the Surulere area of Lagos State on Monday after police officers started shooting.
NewsWireNGR Correspondent reports that police officers shot live bullets indiscriminately to disperse the protesters.
In the process of the shootings, two of the protesters were reportedly hit by gunshots. Multiple sources on ground tell NewsWireNGR, one of the victims already confirmed dead was not a protester but a mechanic got hit by stray bullet.
The other two victims are said to be currently at the Intensive care units – NewsWireNGR recalls that in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, a protester identified as Jimoh Isiaka was shot dead on Saturday.
In one of the videos that surfaced online, the protesters were seen scampering to safety.
Meanwhile, one of the leading voices of the #EndSARS protests rocking different parts of the country, Aisha Yesufu, has alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari, ordered the men of the Nigeria Police Force to attack protesters expressing their dissatisfaction over the brutality and extrajudicial killings by the operatives of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the police.
Yesufu, who spoke in a Facebook Live Chat with The PUNCH on Monday afternoon, said had the President not given the instruction, he would have sanctioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, for the several assaults on #EndSARS protesters by his men.
She said, “There is an order from Major General Muhammadu Buhari that they should shoot and clamp on protesters. He is the Commander-in-Chief and he is the one who gives the final orders.
“The President has been on the streets several times protesting. He is the one who was teargassed in Kano when he went to protest that he lost the election with his running mate, Chief Chuba Okadigbo, who later died from the gas inhalation.
“He went to court. Femi Falana was his pro bono lawyer and it was said that the police have no right disturbing anybody, all they have to do is to protect people and it is so sad that it is the same President today who is clamping down on protesters.”
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