Nationwide protests against brutality by men of the proscribed Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) entered its sixth day yesterday with new twists and turns.
In Abuja, many of the protesters were injured as they came under severe attacks by thugs armed with dangerous weapons. This happened as protesters, numbering over 1000, occupied the Kogi State Government House.
Also yesterday, a pressure group, under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), declared that it would today (Thursday) commence indefinite protests across the 19 Northern states over the high level of insecurity and killings in the north.
In Abuja, there was confusion at Berger under the bridge as fierce-looking hoodlums, armed with machetes and clubs, attacked protesters.
The activist had gathered at the Berger area for the third day running, calling for police reform.
They were, however, attacked about 1 pm, throwing the busy area into pandemonium.
While the demonstrators tried to talk with the machete-wielding men, they were attacked, leaving many of them with serious injuries.
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