Some suspected thugs on Thursday attack residents involved in the #EndSARS protests in Ikeja area of Lagos State.
In a 38 seconds video that surfaced online, a number of the suspected thugs were seen brandishing cutlasses, knives, and other weapons in a bid to scare protesters.
Imagine armed thugs being conveyed in a government owned bus to injure and possibly kill peaceful protesters!!! The World must know that the lives of Nigerian youths are in great danger!!! @jidesanwoolu we will never forget!!! #EndSARS #EndSWAT #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria pic.twitter.com/rjZ54LJWvv
— DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) October 15, 2020
In the video, a man was seen climbing through a window inside a BRT bus for safety.
Reacting to the development, a Nigerian comedian, Debo Adebayo, better known as Mr Macaroni tweeted “Mr Governor @jidesanwoolu, you said that we were free to protest peacefully and that no harm would come to us. Now look at what is happening right in your territory! It happened yesterday, it is happening today. We are being attacked!! Kudos sir!!! #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria
This is an expected response honestly. This is how they handle elections, how did we assume they would handle this. Protesters please stay safe, whatever your location https://t.co/04EwxcHkc8
— Tunji Andrews (@TunjiAndrews) October 15, 2020