Saturday, October 31, 2020

Three shot dead, many wounded as security forces open fire on #EndSARS in Ogbomoso

#EndSARS protesters seeking justice for Saturday’s fatal shooting of Jimoh Isiaq were met with fire again on Sunday.

• October 11, 2020
#EndSARS protest
#EndSARS protest photo used to illustrate the story


Three people, including a teenager, have been shot dead and many others critically wounded after police and soldiers opened live rounds on protesters in Ogbomoso, raising fears of yet another set of casualties.

The protesters were shot after the stormed the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso to demand an explanation from the king over his failure to condemn the police’s killing of a 20-year-old protester, Jimoh Isiaq, on Saturday.

Youth minister Sunday Dare was at the palace when the shooting occurred. The minister quickly went on social media to tag the protesters as hoodlums and miscreants in apparent bid to justify the discriminate use of lethal force by his orderlies and soldiers, witnesses told Peoples Gazette.

The Gazette saw a video which showed the police moving bodies into two people, including one teenager, into a police van.

The video was shot on Sunday afternoon, barely hours after the police announced scrapping of the brutal SARS squad.

Ogbomoso has been in the news since Saturday afternoon when an #EndSARS campaigner, Jimoh Isiaq, was shot dead by the police, who continue to deny involvement despite evidence.

A video of an apparent boy lying lifeless and covered in blood was shared with Peoples Gazette on Sunday evening.

At least two others are currently receiving emergency treatment at Bowen University Teaching Hospital, witnesses said.

The police and soldiers deployed the lethal force hours after Inspector-General Muhammed Adamu announced immediate abolition of the brutal police squad, whose decades of deadly and corrupt activities propelled #EndSARS into a worldwide agitation.

It was not immediately clear whether they fatal shots were fired by the police or soldiers, but witnesses told the Gazette that both security agencies were on ground in Ogbomoso.

This is a developing story…

More from Peoples Gazette

Nigerian Diaspora Movement

Diaspora

#EndSARS Panels: Diaspora movement calls for transparent investigation

The body also called for adequate compensation for the victims of police brutality

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai

Kano

Fresh from suspension, Ganduje’s aide says Buhari has failed to protect vulnerable Nigerians

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai only returned from suspension this week after slamming the president over the #EndSARS.

General-Tukur-Buratai

#EndSARS

EXCLUSIVE: Soldier who warned against shooting #EndSARS protesters transferred to Defence Intelligence

In a viral video, Lance Corporal Harrison Friday urged colleagues to avoid killing civilians marching against police brutality.

Okonjo Iweala and Donald Trump

Opinion

Nigeria’s season of anomie and Okonjo-Iweala’s WTO DGship bid

This anomie, this disruption of the habitual order of society, won’t abate as long as the conditions that drive them persist

Christiano Ronaldo

Sport

Christiano Ronaldo recovers from coronavirus

The 35 year old Portuguese tested positive for coronavirus early on October 13.

Boboye Oyeyemi, Road Safety Corp Marshal. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of FRSC]

Hot news Home top

#EndSARS: FRSC resumes enforcement duties

Corps spokesman said the move was to forestall incidences of crashes and fatalities on the highways.

\