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Just In: Again, thugs armed with machete and sticks attack #EndSARS peaceful protest in Alausa Lagos

Thugs allegedly sponsored by the Lagos State government have again launched an attack on peaceful #ENDSARS protesters demonstrating at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Eyewitness accounts say, police and security operatives guarding the state’s Assembly were missing as the thugs arrived in a BRT bus.

Alawusa, commonly known as Alausa is a principal district in Ikeja, the state capital of Lagos State. It is the seat of the Lagos State Secretariat and offices of the Governor and Deputy-Governor of Lagos State. Alawusa also has a vibrant and growing Central Business District with several multinational business concerns like Cadbury Nigeria Plc and many others having their offices located in the area.

The thugs, who came in large numbers, brought cutlasses and knives to attack the protesters.

NewsWireNGR recalls that the protesters were in Abuja and Lagos were attacked by thugs on Wednesday but were overpowered and repelled – sadly they destroyed cars in Abuja.

Thousands of Nigerians marched in Lagos and other cities to demand an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, a police unit accused of extrajudicial killings and abuses. The government announced Sunday the unit will be disbanded, but many Nigerians are skeptical, as officials have promised an end to the unit and its alleged abuses before.

In an address on Monday, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said SARS officers responsible for wrongful acts would be brought to justice. He said disbanding the unit was the first step to extensive police reforms to ensure the primary duty of police would be to protect lives and the livelihoods of people.

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