The police have dispersed a crowd of protesters with live bullets, water cannons and tear gas in Abuja.
The protesters had converged to demand an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) unit which is notorious for human rights violations.
Adebayo Raphael, co-convener of the Centre for Liberty, narrated how the police onslaught on citizens happened on Sunday.
”Fellow Nigerians, we have just been tear-gassed. I can’t see well now. My glasses are damaged. Some got shot on the back of the head,” he said.
”They used teargas. They shot at us directly, and they used their water cannons.
@PoliceNG operatives just opened fire on #EndSARS in Abuja, here is Comrade @Adebayo_Ralph who is reporting someone has just been shot with a teargas canister to the back of his head! #RevolutionNow pic.twitter.com/gp7Hzi3L42
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) October 11, 2020