Some suspected thugs have attacked Nigerians protesting against police brutality in Abuja.
The protesters who mobilised under the the social media hashtag #End SARS, have been out on the streets for some days.
TheCable reports that the thugs, who were armed with cutlasses, invaded the protest venue at the popular Berger junction about an hour after the #EndSARS protesters had convened.
They harassed the protesters, including passers-by, destroying vehicles parked in the area.
At least five cars were destroyed, while an unconfirmed number of the protesters sustained injuries.
The protesters, however, regrouped within minutes and started chasing the thugs away.
One of them was caught and beaten to near-death, with serious injuries inflicted on his head and limbs.
Two of those at the scene claimed the attackers were “Fulani youth,” but TheCable could not independently verify their identities.
“The Fulani youth arrived as we were gathered here and started chasing everybody with matchet and destroying cars,” a protester who identified himself as Andrew told TheCable.
Another protester alleged the attackers were sponsored, saying: “The police failed to stop us and now they are sponsoring thugs. This is just the beginning.”