Many Nigerians in Benin, Edo state, took to the street to protest the harassments by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protesters also gathered in front of the palace of the Oba of Benin.
According to sources, the protest was recorded in some parts of Benin metropolis Tuesday afternoon, and it was largely peaceful.
Commercial activities around Benin-Sapele road, Upper Sokponba road, Saint Saviour area to First East and Second East Circular and Airport roads in Benin City, were all grounded due to the #EndSARS protest.
The youths called on police authorities to go beyond the rhetoric of banning SARS and other affiliate units of the Force by ending pervasive human right abuse, extra-judicial killings, harassment and intimidation of unarmed civilians under the guise of looking for internet fraudsters in the State.
Some of the youths gathered in front of the palace of the Oba of Benin. Others also protested in other locations.
“No more SARS,” they chanted
The protesters called on relevant authorities to prevail on corrupt security personnel to respect the privacy of Nigerians.
The protesters brandished placards bearing various inscriptions such as, “My house is my privacy”, “Save us from the onslaught of SARS. Nigeria is my Country” among others.
See a video from the protest below;
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