Police officers have fired teargas at #EndSARS protesters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The #EndSARS protesters who have been on the streets for about two weeks now were intercepted by the security agents at the John Kennedy Street as they attempt to march through the back gate of the Presidential villa.
Reports stated that the police officers fired tear gas at the protesters in an attempt to deter them from advancing further.
The protesters had gathered at Power House in Asokoro on Monday to continue to drive home their demands for a lasting solution to end police brutality and extra-judicial killings at once.
Earlier in the day, soldiers mounted checkpoints along the Mararaba/Nyanya road linking Nasarawa State to the nation’s capital, Abuja.
Channels TV reported that some passengers were forced to walk as some commercial vehicles stayed off the roads for fear of being stuck in traffic while the popular aya roundabout is occupied by officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC).
Similarly, in order to protect important national assets, police officers were stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.