It’s been four days since Nigerian youths took to the streets to protest against police brutality and disbandment of the special-anti robbery squad(SARS). Yesterday, the Inspector General of Police alleged the unit had been scrapped, however, an executive order to back this up was demanded by the youths.
In the course of the peaceful protests staged across the country, some casualties were recorded as citizens were shot by policemen. It is important to document these instances as the possibility exists of the Police denying its actions and also to offer a live record for those who will be tasked with prosecuting against them.
Casualties Recorded during Protests
Ogbomosho, Oyo State
In Ogbomosho, a 20-year-old bystander, Jimoh Isiaq was shot and died at Bowen Hospital with seven others still in critical condition.
Governor Makinde has received emergency security briefing on the lethal force that police officers deployed against #EndSARS protesters in Ogbomoso today.
The governor confirmed Jimoh Isiaq was shot dead and seven others are still in critical conditions.https://t.co/TdlDBpgdid
— Peoples Gazette (@GazetteNGR) October 10, 2020
Ojuelegba Barracks, Lagos.
A yet to be identified youth was shot in the mouth while two others were arrested.
The shots fired by policemen led to the death of one in Surulere despite medical efforts to resuscitate him. Four others were also killed. Singer, Oxlade was pictured in the environs but is believed to be safe although his manager, Ojabodu Ademola is in police custody.
“The [shooting] victim was my driver, he came down to ease himself. All of a sudden we heard these gunshots from those policemen there. The bullet hit him and he fell down.”
— Yemisi Adegoke (@briticoyemo) October 12, 2020
— Kazeem Shuaib (@ibn_qazeem) October 12, 2020
OJABODU ADEMOLA IS HIS NAME…
That is my brother …..
that is me
That can be anyone
That is a citizen of Nigeria…. harmless Nigerian citizen…. pic.twitter.com/yEUbpXBJed
— oxy (@oxladeofficial) October 12, 2020
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 12, 2020
— Dr PamPam | Omo Iya Ologi (@UnclePamilerin) October 12, 2020
Ajuwon Market, Ogun State
In Ajuwon, policemen shot at protesters while some were arrested.
The policemen has scattered the whole of ajuwon market, they are shooting at peaceful protesters, they've arrested about 10 boys, and 5 vehicle owners, they won't change we need justice #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria #EndSARS #EndSarsNow #EndPoliceBrutality pic.twitter.com/gm62ufLaee
— quodesh omg (@AmoduAyobami3) October 12, 2020
Stadium, Western Avenue, Lagos.
A disc jockey, DjKufre, was shot in the thigh and was transferred to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital(LUTH) from Randle Hospital for medical treatment.