Thursday, June 24, 2021

#EndSARS: Police reportedly kill 5 protesters in Abuja


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have reportedly shot and killed five #EndSARS protesters at the Dutse Alhaji area in Bwari Area Council of the FCT.

Angered by the killing, it was gathered, the protesters razed down the Police Post at the area, including several vehicles.

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A witness told Daily Trust that the protest, which started at about 8am, was initially peaceful until the arrival of a team of Police personnel in four trucks.

“Immediately the Police arrived they started shooting at the protesters, leading to the killing of the five victims.

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“This development sparked outrage by the other protesting youths who went and set the Dutse Alhaji Police Post on fire even as several commuting vehicles were also burnt,” the witness said.

He said after shooting, the Police immediately left the scene while corpses of the victims were evacuated to the Bwari General Hospital.

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