#EndSARS protesters hold Jummat Prayers on the road


#EndSARS protesters hold Jummat Prayers on the road

#EndSARS protesters in Abuja on Friday, October 16, 2020, continued their protests across the city as they demand justice for all victims of police brutality and killings.

While they continue to press for their demands to be met, the protest took another twist as the Muslim youths observed their Jummat prayers on the road.

#EndSARS protesters hold Jummat Prayers on the road

This comes just 24 hours after the Federal Capital Territory Security Committee directed that all street demonstrations, protests, and processions will not be allowed anywhere within its environs henceforth.

The Chief Press Secretary, Anthony Ogunleye, in a statement on Thursday said the development became necessary due to the dangers posed by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Lagos State, Muslim protesters also did the same as they held their Jummat prayers at the protest ground near the House of Assembly Drive, Alausa.

#EndSARS protesters hold Jummat Prayers on the road

Days after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, set up a new unit called the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS), the protests only seem to be gaining more momentum as many Nigerians suspect the new unit may amount to a mere change of name.

As the protest continued on Friday with many rejecting the SWAT unit, the police have said no member of SARS will be in the unit and referred to the unit as Tactical Unit rather than SWAT.

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