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#EndSARS protesters hit streets of Osogbo

#EndSARS protesters hit streets of Osogbo
December 07
15:03 2020

Some protesters under the aegis of Face of #EndSARS Movement, on Monday, hit the streets of Osogbo, Osun state capital, to demand good governance in the country.

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This is despite the warning issued by President Muhammadu Buhari that the federal government will not allow a repeat of the #EndSARS protests that rocked the country in October.

The protesters converged on Ogo-Oluwa area of the state and marched to the state house of assembly where they demanded an audience with the leadership of the house.

Led by one Emmanuel Adebisi, the demonstrators were seen with different placards that read: “We are not fighting for any political party; #End Bad Judiciary in Nigeria; #End fake judicial panel of Inquiry in Osun; Unfreeze all the frozen account; We are Nigerian youths.”

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The protesters called for the release of all detainees arrested during the demonstrations in October and also asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unfreeze the accounts of protesters.

The first wave of the #EndSARS protest, which led to the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the police force, degenerated into chaos in different parts of the country.

There was destruction of private and public facilities as well as lootings and killings.

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In Osun, Justrite superstore and some other private stores were looted and vandalised while some buildings were razed.

The convoy of Gboyega Oyetola, the governor, was also attacked while he was addressing the protesters at Olaiya junction in Osogbo.

Oyetola was whisked away from the protest ground after some persons in the crowd hurled stones at his direction.

One person died in the incident while two cars in the governor’s convoy were damaged.

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The state government claimed the attack was an attempt on the governor’s life.

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