#EndSARS protesters around the Olaiya Junction in Osogbo, the Osun State capital were on Saturday morning attacked in Osun State by thugs carrying cutlasses.
The attack which occurred at around 9:00 am resulted in the macheting of one of the protesters simply identified as Oloyede.
The hoodlums also dispersed the protesters but they were said to have gone to regroup around Technical College Area.
EndSARS protesters have been constantly attacked by security agents and thugs across Nigeria.
Such attacks have occurred in Abuja, Jos, Benin City, Lagos, Akwa, amongst others.
Nigerians have taken to the streets to protest extrajudicial killings and brutality by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Following pressure from protesters the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, disbanded SARS and announced the formation of a new unit called Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
He also ordered former operatives of the disbanded SARS to submit themselves for psychological and medical examination at the Force HQ.
Unsatisfied with IGP’s actions so far Nigerians on social media began another advocacy using #EndSWAT as a replacement for #EndSARS.
The protesters are now calling for the arrest, parade and prosecution of officers of the defunct SARS responsible for harassing and shooting of peaceful protesters.
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