A group of Protesters led by Omoyele Sowore stormed the National Assembly Complex Abuja on Friday to resume the EndSARS protest but were later dispersed by the Operatives of the FCT police command.
The youths had gathered at the complex to continue their demonstration against police brutality and demand for comprehensive reform in the country’s internal security architecture.
However, the security operatives fired tear gas canisters to disrupt the mass action and force them out of the scene.
Narrating the incident, Sowore said: “we had completed the process when the police came and attacked us.
“We were leaving and from nowhere they brought in more reinforcements and started attacking.”
Meanwhile, one of the protest coordinators, Raphael Adebayo, told newsmen that, “after peacefully inscribing #EndSARS at the front of the National Assembly and about to leave this morning, at least four protesters were arrested after the needless attack by the Nigerian Police in Abuja.
“When we say nothing has changed, this is exactly why.”
Adebayo further said: “The police arrested five males and one female protester.
“They were immediately arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone II.
“The magistrate, who presided over the matter remanded them in a correctional centre till January 2021.”
He, however, assured that the coalition would release further details on the charges preferred against the protesters after briefs from their lawyer.
It would be recalled that the #EndSARS protesters stormed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja last weekend, singing solidarity songs and drawing graffiti on the streets.