BREAKING: Nigerian Police Arrest Four Protesters At Lekki Tollgate, Assault Journalists

Four protesters were detained by members of the Lagos State Police Command on Thursday at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos.

The young people had gathered at the Lekki tollgate to commemorate the second national #EndSARS protest memorial.

Youths from all around the nation protested in the streets in October 2020 to call for an end to extrajudicial killings by the defunct elite anti-robbery squad and police abuse (SARS).

The tollgate was the epicentre of the protests. Youths who gathered day and night at the tollgate were dispersed from the location by gun-wielding soldiers on October 20, 2020, an action which led to the loss of lives.

Meanwhile, the security operatives also assaulted journalists covering the event.

One of the protesters who spoke to SaharaReporters said, “The police have arrested four people despite the fact that everything is being done peacefully here. They are using tear gas and hot water to disperse peaceful protesters. Journalists were also assaulted,” he said.

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