#SARSMustEnd: Documenting the Casualties and the Police Response

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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.


Ojuelegba Barracks, Lagos.

A yet to be identified youth was shot in the mouth while two others were arrested.



Surulere, Lagos

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.


Ajuwon Market, Ogun State

In Ajuwon, policemen shot at protesters while some were arrested.

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.


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