Armed security operatives have blocked Nigerians youths protesting in memory of those killed and brutality at Lekki tollgate in Lagos State and around the country during the #EndSARS protest on October 10, 2020.
The protest tagged #EndSARSMemorial kicked off from the unity fountain with demand for end in police brutality in the country.
The protest, led by the human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore, Deji Adeyanju, and Pelumi Olajengbesi, was abruptly disrupted shortly after take-off in front of Ministry of Justice by a combined security operatives including; the Nigerian police, the army and the Department of State Services.
PHOTONEWS: Nigeria's Attorney-General Malami Sends @PoliceNG, @HQNigerianArmy, DSS Operatives To Block #EndSARSMemorial Protesters At âMinistry Of Justice Buildingâ In Abuja#EndSARS #LekkiMassacre pic.twitter.com/Dvg5WRbH5s— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) October 20, 2021
The protesters insisted on marching to the National Assembly and the demand for justice for the victims of Lekki massacre but they were prevented by the security operatives led by the FCT Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Ben Igweh.
The police and security operatives asked the protesters to return to the Unity Fountain and continue with their protest leading to an altercation as the protesters stood their ground.
As at time of filing this story the stand-off continued as protesters remained on the road and vowed not to leave until their demands were met.