The #EndSARS protest against police brutality, extortion, and extra-judicial killings turned violent in the Surulere area of Lagos State on Monday, October 12.
1st News gathered that the police officers shot indiscriminately to disperse the #EndSARS protesters.
In the process, two of the protesters were reportedly hit by gunshots.
The young man dressed in a red T-shirt and black trousers gave up after efforts by young medics failed.
The protesters had since shared pictures and videos of the victims on social media.
Medics were shown in a footage struggling to keep him alive with drip and other equipment.
Another was filmed with a bullet lodged in his thigh.
Armed policemen are at strategic positions firing live rounds.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, is yet to comment on the latest violence.
This latest act comes after President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, October 12, mandated the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to ensure the prosecution of the errant SARS officers responsible for the misconduct and violation of human rights.
He has also assured that the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration.
Buhari made this disclosure at the presidential villa, Abuja.
This was during the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme (P-YES); aimed at creating 774,000 jobs across the Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country.
He said: ”I will like to use this opportunity to say a word on the recent genuine concerns; and agitations by Nigerians about the excessive use of force; and in some cases extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct of the men of the Nigerian Police Force.”
He added: ”The disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms; in order to ensure that the primary duty of the police; and other law enforcement agencies remains the protection of lives and livelihood of our people.
”We will also ensure that all those responsible for the misconduct or wrongful acts are brought to justice.
”We deeply regret the loss of life of the young man in Oyo State during the recent #EndSARS demonstrations.
”I have directed that the circumstances of his death should be thoroughly investigated.