OVERVIEW OF: SUV Runs Into Lagos #ENDSARS Protesters, Two Killed and Others Injured
A Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) on Wednesday, ran into a crowd of #ENDSARS protesters at Alagbado, a Lagos suburb, reportedly killing two persons and leaving others injured.
A video sighted by Naijakit on the micro-blogging site, Twitter,showed two lifeless bodies being carried away by some #ENDSARS protesters in the area. After the sad incident, a volunteer of medical corps was deployed, especially around Amikanle area to take care of the wounded before those with severe injuries were moved to Cavesbury Hospital.
Reports by eyewitnesses, say silver SUV deliberately ran into the protesters in a bid to scare them off the road, a development which saw an angry mob descend on the SUV as well as a tricycle involved in the accident.
As at the time of filing this report, the driver of the vehicle was yet to be identified.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, may forcefully end the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country, the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay has said.
NaijaKit reports that protesting youths in Nigeria agitating for the end to Police brutalization and extra judicial killings of Nigerians. The protesters have been on the streets for six days now, protesting the brutalities, humiliation, and extortion of Nigerians, especially the youths.
The protesters demanded an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi, using a hashtag: #EndSARS.
On Sunday, October 11, 2020, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS following a widespread protest from Nigerians worldwide.
However, since the announcement that SARS has been scrapped, the protesters have refused to leave the streets, which Sagay says might force the Federal Government to take drastic measures against the protesting youths.
Sagay who alleged that the protest has been hijacked by hoodlums, added that having done what the youths requested, the Federal Government may have no choice than to forcefully put an end to the protests if the youths continue.
”I believe the youths should be satisfied at this stage. If the youths still come out tomorrow again, then it will look as if the whole demonstration has a hidden agenda for which EndSARS is being used as a cover. It will seem there is an agenda to disturb the stability of the country and engage in activities that may be along the line of #RevolutionNow which itself is the highest crime in our constitution.
“In such a situation, the government will have no choice than to bring an end to it and nobody will be able to complain then,” Sagay said.