Armed thugs and suspected cultists have taken over the ongoing protest against the extrajudicial activities of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ketu area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that residents woke up on Tuesday morning to discover that the thugs have blocked Ikorodu raod at Ketu bus stop amidst chants: “#EndSARS and say No to bad government.”
The armed thugs are also reportedly attacking traders and passersby along Ketu-Ojota expressway, while others are vandalizing and stealing people’s properties.
Many are said to have been injured in the fresh attack which became bloody since last Saturday when suspected cult gang members hijacked the #EndSARS protest.
An eyewitness said traders and stranded passengers waiting for commercial bus to take them to their respective business places ran for the dear lives.
Below are some of the videos and reactions on Twitter:
Please avoid Alapere KETU just stay indoors and be at alert! Hoodlums are causing trouble vandalising and stealing. We've reported to the police but they've not shown!#SideWithNigeria #EndSARSImmediately
Pls Rt for awareness! #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/695kGrPst4
— davvyd moore (@davvydmoore) October 20, 2020
Breaking: Këtu is boiling now. What baffles me is that upon the mayhem being unleashed by the gang thugs, no policeman from Këtu police station came out.
My phone was collected, and all the money on me gone.#EndSAR
— kufre Ekpo (@kufekpo) October 20, 2020
UPDATE: Ketu in chaos RN as cultist, armed thugs engaged themselves in a fight. Looting, burning cars & house. Avoid ikorodu road..
NB: It was no #EndSARS protest that ensued this.
RT for awareness! #EndBadGoveranceInNigeria#EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW
— Aisha Yesufu (@Aisha_yesuf) October 20, 2020
This is Ketu right now!!!
From protest to War!!!
Please Avoid Ketu for now
Please RETWEET to get this out #EndSars #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera
— valking ♔ (@_VALKlNG) October 19, 2020
Ketu was bloody yesterday. Three allegedly killed pic.twitter.com/XuifkI3UC5
— General_Oshodi_to_the_world (@fattylincorn01) October 20, 2020
I think other protest grounds should stop for now and just merge with Alausa and Lekki. Sponsored Hoodlums are trying to hijack the protest. The government is looking for what to pin on us. We have enough casualties, we don’t want more #EndSARS
— Dr PamPam (@UnclePamilerin) October 19, 2020
Please avoid ketu tipper rn, it’s not looking good after thugs disrupted the peaceful protest with tools 💔#EndSARSImmediately #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera @segalink @fkabudu @iamspreado @feminist_co @SavvyRinu @mrmacaronii @falzthebahdguy
Retweet for awareness🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/D6UqdTohT8
— salman🤮 (@salmonowolewa) October 19, 2020
Got this from some dude he said it's Ketu ;
There's more pic.twitter.com/heCvFPBndq
— Daniel (@masterdan3030) October 20, 2020
This protest has been hijacked by thugs though, imagine on my way from ketu, one guy whose eyes were red from whatever,, drinking Chelsea and smoking Igbo just jumped in front of me and was threatening to break my windscreen, for nothing o, one of the medical volunteers with me
— Nrs. Chijioke(Tcheeji) (@TCHEEJI) October 20, 2020
Apparently the protest in ketu was peaceful ,after protesters concluded the protest around 7:30pm , thugs decided to cause chaos and that was what led to the unrest and the news right now is that it's escalated to this morning.. .#EndSARS
— Mayowa Olagunju ❁ (@iam_doctormayor) October 20, 2020
The supremely annoying thing is that there is Ketu Divisional Police station right in front of that place.
Why are the Police mute?
— Morris Monye (@Morris_Monye) October 20, 2020
They are rioting in ketu and 2 people have been reportedly killed, to think there is a police station right in front of the riot spot & no police was at the scene to even attempt a control of the menace..
Police & thugs working as colleagues is amazingly unique to see #EndSARS
— YH 👑 (@Yemihazan) October 20, 2020
#EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW #EndSARS Happening live now at Ketu-Alapere Lagos Nigeria 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 it's no longer a protest anymore. pic.twitter.com/x7jFAbKmvY
— ICONIC ARAOLUWA💜💞💕 (@IbironkeAlabede) October 20, 2020
Meanwhile, suspected hoodlums have also burned over 50 cars during the #EndSARS protest yesterday at Apo Mechanic village in Abuja.
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Is high time the government stand up and answer we nigerians.before the innocent souls are killed.