On Monday, October 19, 2020, in what seemed like a dribble, organizers of the prominent #EndSARS protests changed the venue of the demonstrations to Airport Road, Nyanya, Kubwa, Berger Roundabout, the CBN headquarters among others as men of the Nigeria Army took over major parts of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
It was gathered that the protesters who equally beat the early morning stop and search duty of the Army on Monday morning blocked the Kuje road leading to the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua expressway, preventing motorists from the right of way.
Several persons were injured and vehicles vandalised as hoodlums attacked the #EndSARS protesters in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters in the central area of Abuja, few hours after the Federal Government deployed the army to checkmate the protests.
It was chaos as people scampered for safety and tried to defend themselves as the invading groups attacked the protesters with sticks and machetes, destroying vehicles and anything else on their path.
Along the Dutse-Gwarinpa Express Way, the protesters managed to repel some persons who also attacked them with crude weapons.
The protests holding daily in the past couple of weeks have slowed down activities in the city. With every passing day, it appears the number of protesters keep increasing.
The protesters have divided themselves into groups blocking strategic points of the nation’s capital simultaneously to drive home their message.