There was violence in Osun and Abuja on Friday as youths protest against police brutality and extortion by the special anti robbery squad unit (SARS) operatives of the Nigeria police.
#EndSARS protest in Osogbo, capital of Osun has turned violent with policemen shooting sporadically to disperse the protesters.
The protesters, numbering about 80, stormed Ola-Iya junction on bikes and caused traffic gridlock.
They started pelting policemen at the junction with stones, forcing the security operatives to take cover beside the Armoured Personnel Carriers stationed at the junction but the protesters attempted to attack them.
In Abuja, security operatives teargassed and shot indiscriminately to disperse the protesters.
In a video that surfaced online, the protesters were seen running helter-skelter.
Some of them were heard shouting “they are shooting at us”, “don’t kill us with teargas”, “you must #EndSARS”.
In Lagos, they have also stormed the entrance of the Governor’s Office and the House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is in Ondo State for Saturday’s governorship election.
Sanwo-Olu is the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Campaign Council for the poll.
It is yet unknown if he’ll abandon his party’s political task for the ongoing situation in his state.