The Nigeria Police Force has positioned its personnel at strategic places in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, over the #EndSARS memorial demonstration to mark a year some Nigerian youths were allegedly killed by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.
The youths, who were protesting against extrajudicial killing and bad governance at the Lekki tollgate, were allegedly gunned down on October 20, 2020.
Some youths have begun the memorial protest in other cities such as Abuja, Akure, Ibadan and Lagos while there have been reports of arrests.
In Lekki, demonstrators fled the Tollgate, the venue of the rally as policemen shot teargas to disperse them.
Meanwhile, in Osun, police have taken over Ola-Iya, Old-Garage, Oke-Fia, Kaleyemi, and other places where protests were held in the past.
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode, who was monitoring the operatives at Old-garage, Osogbo, said there had not been any street protest in Osogbo.
“The government has given those who want to mark the EndSARS memorial a venue to do the review of the event. There have been no arrests in Osun so far and I don’t pray there will be any,” he said.