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Protesters defy FCT minister’s directives, besieged National Assembly



ENDSARS protesters yesterday again took their campaign against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, to Nigeria’s National Assembly, despite the announced ban on protests by Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, on Thursday.


Nigerian Pilot had earlier reported that the FCT Minister had placed a ban on protests, stating that the “demonstrations are in complete violation of the COVID-19 safety protocols.”


The protesters, who besieged the entrance, did not only caused a major gridlock at the National Assembly complex, but kept on chanting “END SARS, END SARS!”


However, the protests continued as the #EndSARS campaigners demanded the prosecution of all officers named in cases of rights abuses.


One of the protesters told our reporter that they left Unity Fountain for the nation’s lawmaking complex after receiving the FCTA resolution.


Meanwhile, at the time of filing this report, the National Assembly was placed under lock with security operatives manning the assembly entrance gate while staff of the complex were made to use the exit gate.


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