The Nigerian Army says it has arrested the soldier who recorded a video begging his colleagues not to shoot at #EndSARS protesters
The soldier now identified as Lance Corporal Harrison Friday wore a hood in a video he made in which he begged his colleagues not to shoot at end SARS protesters even if they were sent to do so.
In a post shared on its Twitter handle this morning October 21, the Nigerian Army says Harrison carried out ‘cybercrime’ and that he has now been arrested.
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Police Stations Burnt, Schools Shut As Lagos, Abia, Others Declare 24-Hour Curfew
In another report, the ongoing #EndSARS protests in different parts of the country escalated on Tuesday after some police stations were burnt and property destroyed.
While hoodlums who invaded the protest grounds were blamed for some of the destructions, some protesters were also reported to have reacted after security agents killed some youths.
Governors in Lagos, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Abia, Plateau states declared curfew to forestall continued breakdown of law and order.
In Lagos, four police stations were reported to have been burnt.
According to the police, the affected stations are the Orile Police Station, Layeni Police Station, Amukoko Police Station and Cele outpost.
The Mushin and Ilemba Hausa police divisions were reportedly attacked.
Edujandon.com gathered that the protesters were chanting #EndSARS at the Orile Police Station when the Divisional Police Officer and her officers allegedly opened fire on the protesters, killing one person in the process.
Enraged by the development, it was gathered that a clash occurred between the protesters, including hoodlums, and policemen attached to the division. During the attack, the station was set ablaze.
One Bolaji, who witnessed the incident, accused the DPO of pulling the trigger that killed the protester, adding that two stations were burnt due to the incident.
In Abuja, suspected miscreants reportedly set ablaze the Dutse Makaranta Police Station, Kubwa, during a clash with security operatives.
The station and a church were said to have been razed, leading to the death of two persons, while one person was injured.
Our correspondents also learnt that armed soldiers dispersed some protesting youths at Sokale, Dutsen Alhaji, and the FO1 area of Kubwa on Tuesday morning.
The troops were said to have shot into the air to disperse the #EndSARS demonstrators, who had gathered to begin the day’s protest.
While passersby scampered for safety, residents who were still in their homes immediately shut their doors.
Motorists and commuters on the Bwari-Dutse Alhaji road were stranded in the ensuing traffic jam. The protesters had erected a barricade at the Sokale Roundabout and Winners Road in preparation for the rally when the security operatives aborted their protest.
Meanwhile, a video posted on Twitter revealed the moment a suspected security agent carried hoodlums in his sport utility vehicle to the venue of the Abuja protest.
Youths, Pro-SARS protesters clash in Nasarawa
Scores of #EndSARS protesters in the early hours of Tuesday converged on the Jos/Makurdi Road of Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State to peacefully demonstrate against police brutality.
The protest, which started around 6.30am along the Federal Highway/Jos/Makurdi down to UAC road, ended at the Government House along Shendem/Assakio/Akuruba Road around 12.30pm.
One of our correspondents, who went round Lafia metropolitan city to monitor the peaceful protest, observed that the angry protesters carried placards with different inscriptions, including, ‘Since 1960 dem day do us wayo,’ ‘Old men no wan step down,’ ‘Please don’t shoot.’
The leader of the protesters, Emmanuel Kuza, said they were at the government house to submit a letter to the governor.
Reporters, protesters beaten in Gombe
Some youths who gathered under the aegis of the #EndSARS movement on Tuesday were dispersed by hoodlums at the Rainbow Roundabout, leading to Bauchi Road. Protesters and journalists covering the demonstration were injured.
The hoodlums, who outnumbered the protesters, kept chanting, ‘This is Gombe’. Among those injured were a cameraman with NTA and a correspondent with The Nation Newspaper, Sola Shittu.
Armed hunters secure Osun protesters
Scores of armed hunters on Tuesday joined the #EndSARS protesters to provide security cover and prevent the infiltration of hoodlums and thugs.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the hunters, who also wore charms, expressed their solidarity with the protesters.
The leader of the hunters, Mr Nureni Adisa, who spoke at the popular Orita-Olaiya Junction in Osogbo, said their aim was to ensure that the protest was not hijacked by hoodlums and to also prevent any loss of lives and property.
Bayelsa protesters carry mock coffin
The #EndSARS protest continued in Bayelsa State on Tuesday as youths marched through the streets of Yenagoa with a coffin painted in the green-white-green colours of the Nigerian flag.
The youths also blocked the popular Opolo Roundabout along the Isaac Boro Expressway. They barricaded the AIT-Elebele Road linking the expressway with a canopy and prevented movement of vehicles.
The road also houses the Nigerian Air Force Base and 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army headquarters, as well as leads to communities in Ogbia and Nembe local government areas.
Enugu protesters ground traffic
Youths participating in the #EndSARS protest on Tuesday grounded Enugu, the state capital, as motorists were prevented from getting to their destination on time.
The protesters also planned a candlelight procession at both the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium (Tuesday) and Michael Okpara Square (Wednesday).
The youth, who took off at Okpara Square, Independence Layout, caused gridlock and forced motorists to either make a detour or wait in the traffic for hours.
Youths shut down Jos trade fair
The 2020 trade fair taking place at the Polo Ground, along Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Highway was declared open by the state Governor, Simon Lalong, on Monday.
When our correspondent visited the Trade Fair arena on Tuesday, the two gates leading to the premises were under lock and key, with a handful of security agents manning the entrance.
A peep into the trade fair premises revealed that the giant stands earlier mounted by different exhibitors and visitors to the fair in anticipation of a robust business had been deserted
#EndSARS, Pro-SARS groups protest in Rivers
Thousands of youths supporting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and scores of others calling for an end to police brutality staged multiple protests in different parts of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, bringing social and economic activities to a standstill.
Another group of protesters, led by the chairman of a civil society group, Enefaa Georgewill, called for reform of the justice system.
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