Armed thugs yesterday disrupted a protest against police brutality and extortion in Lagos State. The thugs, who arrived at the planned venue of the protest at Alausa, caused a commotion in the area.

A commuter, who witnessed the disruption, Adebimpe, said, “Some of the protesters are here already with some of us waiting for a bus. When the bus arrived, we were about to enter when we suddenly saw some men with knives and sticks running towards us.We all ran to safety. I was later told that they are after #EndSARS protesters.”

There have been protests in most parts of the country since Wednesday last week by Nigerians, mostly youths, who called for disbanding of SARS, accusing the police squad of corruption, high-handedness and harassment

On Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disbanded the squad and on Tuesday, he set up the Special Weapons and Tactics Team to replace the disbanded SARS.

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