The police have allegedly shot a student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) during the on going protest against the extrajudicial activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The LAUTECH students had taken to the streets to join fellow Nigerians protesting against the SARS tactical unit of the Nigerian Police Force over brutality, illegal arrest, extortion, extra-judicial killings, among others.
It was gathered that during the #EndSARS protest on Saturday, the studnents met stiff resistance at the Owode police station in Ogbomoso. Oyo State.
The police men reportedly opened fire at the unarmed protesters and a stray bullet hit a protesting LAUTECH student from the back.
His fellow protesters quickly rallied around him to save his life. A motorcycle was flagged down and he was hurriedly carried to the hospital.
— #ENDSARS NOW!!!❌ (@wale_himself) October 10, 2020
Watch video of the incidents below:
Dear @PoliceNG and Area commander Owode division Ogbomoso if anything happens to him since you are making it obvious that protest is now a crime. Be ready for a bigger protest !!! #EndPoliceBrutality #EndSarsNow #EndSARS @TheSeunFakorede @AbdulMahmud01 @Adebo_ogund @seyiamakinde pic.twitter.com/MvdslrAGJM
— Ex-President Laurel #EndSarsNow (@olabs199) October 10, 2020
— Khalid (@Khalid45506418) October 10, 2020
— Aratanwa💡🧕🤍 #Endsars (@AramideAdepoju) October 10, 2020
Protesters are being shot at sporadically in Ogbomoso😭
Our acclaimed protectors are now our killing us..
— Salman👑 (@NotJustSalmanPR) October 10, 2020
— Omo Iya Onisu (@Hopzkid_Baileys) October 10, 2020
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@AsiwajuLerry) October 10, 2020
— Kokomaster’s son 💡💡💡 (@i_am_dagos) October 10, 2020
— Hàrnu (@AanuOkunoye) October 10, 2020
The Nigeria Police Force is shooting at unarmed peaceful protesters in ogbomosho Nigeria.
Using police brutality to combat a protest against police brutality
— Pastor Ola ✨ (@Biisi96) October 10, 2020
Update!!! Apparently police exhausted their bullets and people are currently running Inside owode police station. Wahala for police wey no ft run o.#Ogbomoso #OgbomosoProtest #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/IHjDrGenle
— Toothpicker🩸 (@theefeyisayo) October 10, 2020
Meanwhile, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called on the police to arrest protesters, insisting that the EndSARS protests had already been hijacked by hoodlums sponsored by internet fraudsters (Yahoo Boys).