3 #ENDSARS PROTESTS HAVE BEEN ATTACKED BY THUGS #EndSARS protesters have resorted to hiring private security guards to protect them after a series of attacks carried out by armed thugs at peaceful demonstrations. Here are the places where these thugs have attacked: 1. Alausa, Ikeja On Thursday, October 15, thugs poured out of nowhere to attack protesters in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. They were armed with machetes and other harmful objects. Some protesters were left badly injured. Some Nigerians online accused MC Oluomo, the Chairman of the National Union of the Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State Council of sponsoring the thugs, an allegation he denied. Many also accused the Lagos State government of sending the thugs but Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu condemned the thugs and their actions and denied ever sending anyone to attack peaceful protesters. 3. Abuja, F.C.T. Prior to the Lagos attack, peaceful protesters in Abuja were attacked by a mob of pro-SARS thugs on Wednesday, October 14. The thugs were seen with sticks, cutlasses, and daggers attacking the peaceful protesters and destroying their cars. Some hours after the attack, another set of thugs arrived at the scene to unleash violence on the protesters, but they were resisted and five of them were apprehended and beaten thoroughly. 3. Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos #EndSARS protesters accused hoodlums of attacking them on Friday October 16, as they continued their protests at the Lekki toll gate. The protesters alleged that they were attacked early in the morning as a truck rammed into cars parked around the area. CTA: Have you been attacked at any of the protests?
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