Protesters on Tuesday continued their agitations against police brutality and high-handed operations of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS).
Port Harcourt the capital of Rivers State; Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo State; and Enugu the capital city of Enugu are some of the new states where the protest is ongoing today.
Hundreds of protesters march on the major streets of Port Harcourt after they initially assembled at Pleasure Park.
Port Harcourt protesters defied the order given by the state governor Nyesom Wike who on Monday said it has prohibited all forms of protest in the state.
In Enugu, the protesters gathered early in the morning and marched major streets in the city. Police Officers can be seen on the ground to provide protection for the protesters. This is the first march in Enugu since the campaign against police brutality and operations of FSARS commenced in Nigeria. The group is expected to match the government house and state police command to register their complaints. Music artistes Flavour and Phyno were also part of the protest in Enugu.
Stay with us for more updates… #EndSARS Protest On Monday The public outcry and protest against police brutality and operations of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) continued on Monday with Nigerians making more demands. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had earlier announced the dissolution of the F-SARS after days of protests across the country. The protest continues across the country continued on Monday with the protesters demanding the immediate release of all arrested protesters; justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families and setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days). Other demands include psychological evaluation and retraining of all disbanded SARS before they can be redeployed and increase in police salary so that they are adequately compensated for protecting the lives and property of citizens. The police unit was founded in 1992 to combat cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, and other violent crimes. But SARS, instead, over time, has gained notoriety for its reckless intimidation of innocent civilians through puerile profiling and wanton abuse of power. Read on for updates about the latest developments from and around the protests: 5:00 am Protesters Block Lekki-Epe Toll Gate Protesters laid siege to the Lekki toll gate, along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. They gathered at the toll gate as early as 5:00 am to protest police brutality and demand scrap of the F-SARS unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Their activities grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway forcing commuters and motorists on their way to work to a standstill. Several residents who have to access the toll gate to get to work said they had returned home because of the massive traffic. Read more 10:02am: Jos Residents Demand Justice For Victims Of #EndSARS Protests A group of concerned youths in Plateau, the capital of Jos joined the protest as they marched along major streets of Jos metropolis. Displaying placards with different inscriptions, the protesters are calling for the immediate release of all arrested protesters as well as demanding justice for all deceased victims or police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families. Other demands include the setting up of an independent body to oversee the investigation of police misconduct and increase in Police salary so that they are adequately compensated for protecting the lives and properties of citizens.