Police officers on Sunday morning used force to disperse peaceful protesters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
The police fired teargas at the protesters, who were marching in the Nigerian capital, demanding the scrapping of the notorious police unit, FSARS.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how the police had on Saturday evening also fired teargas at the peaceful protesters in Abuja.
One person was killed, allegedly by a police bullet, in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, as the police also violently dispersed a similar protest there.
PREMIUM TIMES reporters witnessed the Abuja incidents.
On Sunday, the protesters gathered at the Unity Fountain from where they were marching to the Three-Arms zone when they were attacked by the police officers.
Many who knelt down as the police officers rained shots of teargas and water on them had their hands in the air, shouting “End SARS now” through the fog of smoke that covered the street.
Asides from suffering eyes and throat irritation as a result of the teargas fired, the protesters were physically assaulted, leaving many injured as they scampered for safety.
The #EndSARS movement, which entered its fifth day on Sunday, has drawn world-wide condemnation from the international community as global icons and celebrities called for the end to police brutality in Nigeria.
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