Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the attacked launched on the #EndSARS protesters in Anambra by the police.
Recall NaijaNews reported earlier that as protesters marched to the headquarters of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Awkuzu, Anambra, today, gunshots allegedly by policemen could be heard.
Led by Chinedu Okoli, highlife maestro better known as Flavour; Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike, a rapper better known as Phyno, Kingsley Okonkwo, singer better known as Kcee, were chanting “End SARS! End SARS!” as they moved the massive crowd of protesters.
It was learnt that the protesters converged in Awka, the state capital, from where they moved to the disbanded SARS office to demand that they shut down, the facility.
However, they started to hear gunshots being fired by the police.
Meanwhile, Nigerians who wondered why the police still chose to attack despite warning from their boss, the Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Adamu, have taken to Twitter to react.
See reactions below:
Disbanded, disarmed SARS who were immediately replaced by SWAT are still shooting at peaceful protesters days after their IGP read an address to the nation outlawing them. I don’t think we realise what it means that this is still happening. #EndSars
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) October 16, 2020
What is the @PoliceNG in Akwuzu trying to hide?
We won’t stop until a full investigation is launched into the SARS station in Akwuzu
— Rinu #EndSARS (@SavvyRinu) October 16, 2020
We need to go there in full force!!! That place is an abattoir where ritualists come to buy human parts. There are some things I can’t say here for security reasons but trust me, gaining access into that compound will bring International Human Rights to Nigeria.
— Prince Madu (@theprincemadu) October 16, 2020
— #Endsars #endsarsnow (@AdexCover) October 16, 2020
Anambra State Governor has questions to answer.
James Nwafor has questions to answer.
Peter Obi has questions to answer.
Before you ask me why.. search for Bonaventure Muokwe-Dikeh on Facebook and read his series on Awkuzu SARS.
He survived Awkuzu SARS..the deadliest SARS unit
— PRESHYUS AMARACHI (@AmarachiPreshy1) October 16, 2020
He should crush that place and build another one for them
— ogbonna erasmus (@erax1000) October 16, 2020
I’ve been to that awkuzu sars. The disheartening thing is that I was 17 Nd still I was put in cell for sth I knew nothing about which they were aware.I had to spend days there b4 my parents found me after tipping their officers. Blood suckers #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality
— ayo (@its_emerie) October 16, 2020
Hide??? Not sure about that though, but I thought they were given orders by the “IGP”… Abi who else can give them orders apart from him, and they choose to defy him. I hope something is done very soon to #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria#EndSARS
— Pharyeedhart_ (@pharyeedhart_) October 16, 2020
I hear there are still protesters stranded around that area. With what I have read so far, it is dangerous having leaving any protester behind.#EndSARS
— Mmeri (@Mmeri96161303) October 16, 2020