Several live bullets were fired at the peaceful #EndSARS protesters on Monday at AYA junction in Abuja by the police in their bid to disperse the protesters. Some of the protesters sustained injuries from the incident.
According to the Cable report, the protesters had been marching to different parts of the city before the police intercepted them along Mararaba-Nyanya road at AYA roundabouts.
A female protester bearing national flag was assaulted when the police forcefully seized it from her while three other officers charged at her and hit her with their batons.
Some residents of Abuja had taken to the streets for over 11 days now to demand improved welfare and total reformation of the police.
The protests kickstarted initially with intense pressure on the government to disband the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) but they have continued despite the dissolution of the unit by Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP).
The protesters have vowed that they will not leave the streets until their demands are implemented.
One of their demands is the prosecution of police officers involved in extrajudicial killings.
On Sunday night, protesters converged on the head office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja.
Subsequently, soldiers and policemen were deployed in various parts of the nation’s capital.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Senate President Ahmad Lawan have called on protesters to discontinue their demonstrations, assuring them that their demands would be met.
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