Nigerians have gone on Twitter to express outrage following reports that at least one protester was shot dead by police and many were injured when Sagamu residents took to the streets to protest SARS brutality.
The citizens came out en masse to protest following the death of footballer Kazeem Tiamiyu, aka “Kaka”, who was killed by a SARS official.
According to reports, SARS operatives allegedly seized Kaka from his car and labelled him an Internet fraudster (Yahoo boy), before shooting him dead.
Kaka’s death led to an outrage and the Ogun State governor, Dr Dapo Abiodun revealed on Twitter that he has instructed the “commissioner of police to ensure that culprit gets arrested & brought to book accordingly.”
He added: “As at this morning, I can confirm that the perpetrator has since been arrested, as directed by me.”
The Ogun State governor’s assurance that the perpetrator has been arrested did not appease angry residents. They took to the streets to protest the killings and this led to more rounds of violence as police opened fire on protesters, killing at least one person and causing injury to others.
Some claim more than one person was killed in the protest.
Videos shared online shows police officers shooting irresponsibly. Protesters can also be seen in another video running for their lives.
This angered Twitter users and they took to the platform to condemn the killings.
Below are some videos and tweets.
There is a protest at Sagamu against Sars excessive killings and harassment, most recently the death Remo stars defender kazeem Tiamiyu.
and Nigeria Police @PoliceNG responded by shooting at protesters!!!
— King 👑 Gustav (@Segun_Gustav) February 24, 2020
— QUEEN OF THE EAST (@PedDebby) February 24, 2020
Sagamu Women this Morning Protesting the Killing of Remo Star Footballer ( Tiamiyu Kazeem ) who was unfortunately Killed by Sars Officials at Sagamu on Saturday Feb 22…@RuggedyBaba @segalink @SaharaReporters @ProfOsinbajo @OgbeniDipo @Omojuwa pic.twitter.com/z6aAJQBfwk
— Yousuph (@YousuphK) February 24, 2020
— Akog jnr🇳🇬 (@Iam_AkogJnr) February 24, 2020
— Tunde Dada (@Tunnydad) February 24, 2020