Men of the Lagos state police command today October 18 moved around with their vans and trucks in a show of force ahead of planned protests in the state tomorrow October 20 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.
Recall that in October 2020, Nigerian youths took to the streets to protest against police brutality. The protest however took a bloody turn on October 20 after it was hijacked by some thugs. Gunshots were fired after security agents stormed the Lekki tollgate where a majority of the protesters converged.
To commemorate the October 20, 2020 incident, some activists have planned to stage a protest in the state, a decision that has been frowned at by the state police command.