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#EndSars: Armed thugs attack protesters in Ikeja, Lagos
State capital , injuring some of them and disrupting their peaceful demonstrations.
The thugs , who stormed the venue around 2 pm on Wednesday , reportedly attacked the protesters with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons .
The protesters had blocked a section of the Alausa road and were singing solidarity songs when their attackers suddenly appeared and disrupted their demonstrations.
However, no life was lost as the protesters repelled the assailants.
Thousands of youths across the country have in the last one week been protesting against the harassment and extrajudicial killings perpetrated mainly by the Special Anti – Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
The police authorities have since disbanded the unit and announced the Special Weapons and Tactics unit as its replacement .
Lagos State Governor , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , on Tuesday , took the demands of the protesters to the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd. ) , at Aso Villa in Abuja .
The governor on Wednesday appealed to the protesters to remain calm and “ let the effects of the protest go down ” .
The governor stated that Federal and State governments had heard the voices of the youths and had swung into action . He urged them to allow governments at all levels play its roles to make the demanded changes happen .
However, the protests have continued with many demanding for more reforms.