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#EndSARS: Unleashing armed thugs on protesters is adding fuel to fire – Fani-Kayode

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Nigerian politician, Femi Fani-Kayode has criticised the release of armed thugs on unarmed #EndSARS protesters in Lagos State.

After days of peaceful protests in the Lagos State and major cities in the country, the narratives changed yesterday as protesters were attacked by armed thugs as the officers of the Nigeria Police Force watched in Alausa area of Lagos.

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There were also reports of the same occurrence this morning around the Secretariat, Lagos, close to the State’s House of Assembly Complex, Alausa, as armed thugs attacked unarmed protesters again.

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There were also reports of attacjs on unramed protesters at the Berger, Abuja protest on Wednesday.

Reacting to the incident, Fani-Kayode took to his official Twitter account to condemn the act.

“Unleashing armed thugs on #EndSARS protestors in Lagos is like adding fuel to fire. It will cause death& invoke anger. The protesters have no fear. They can’t be threatened or intimidated,” he said.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Unleashing armed thugs on <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EndSARS?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#EndSARS</a> protestors in Lagos is like adding fuel to fire. It will cause death&amp; invoke anger. The protesters have no fear.They can&#39;t be threatened or intimidated.<a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EndSarsNow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#EndSarsNow</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EndPoliceBrutality?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#EndPoliceBrutality</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeriaNow?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#EndPoliceBrutalityInNigeriaNow</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria</a></p>&mdash; Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) <a href=”https://twitter.com/realFFK/status/1316687430863519744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>October 15, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

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Nigerians across the country and abroad have marched to the streets to call for an end to police brutality, extortion as well as the killing of citizens.

Recall that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu on Sunday announced the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and on Tuesday announced a new outfit named Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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Regardless, protesters have refused to back down as the protests continue across major cities in the country.





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