Thugs suspected to be government-sponsored and pro-SARS have invaded the #EndSARS protest venue at Berger junction in Abuja.
The thugs who were harmed with several dangerous weapons, about an hour after #EndSARS protesters had convened, harassed the protesters, including passers-by, destroying vehicles parked in the area with at least five cars destroyed and an unconfirmed number of the protesters sustaining injuries.
However, within minutes, the protesters regrouped and chased the thugs away.
unfortunately, one of the attackers was reportedly unlucky as he was caught and beaten with serious injuries inflicted on his head and limbs.
Some of those at the scene claimed the attackers were “Fulani youth,” but this could not be independently verified by Ekocity Magazine.
“The Fulani youth arrived as we were gathered here and started chasing everybody with matchete and destroying cars,” a protester who identified himself as Andrew said
Anjuguri Manzah, a spokesman of the FCT police command, did not immediately respond to enquiries regarding the incident.
The protest is part of a nationwide #EndSARS movement which started as an opposition against the now-dissolved special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the Nigeria police force, notorious for abuse of human rights.
In its seventh day today, the agitations follow demands for the police and federal government to, among other things, ensure justice for victims of police brutality and release all arrested protesters.
Wednesday’s incident comes just hours after thugs were reported to have destroyed cars at midnight in Yaba, Lagos