SARS is notorious for brutality, extortion, harassment and extrajudicial killing of innocent citizens.
The protesters had earlier requested to see the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu vowing not leave the premises of building until the IGP addressed them.
They had vowed to spend the night there, refusing to listen to the plea of the officers who addressed them.
The protesters had brought foods and drinks in preparation for the overnight activity.
However armed policemen stationed within the building fired teargas at them around 6:20pm and violently disrupted the peaceful protest.
Some of the demonstrators were allegedly beaten and dragged on the floor by policemen.
As at the time of filing this report, the protesters vowed to stay put until their demands were met.
See some photos and videos below;
The Nigerian Police shot tear gas at peaceful protesters in Abuja!!!
We’ll not stop until our demands are met! #EndSARS #EndSARSNow #EndSARSBrutality@Omojuwa @AlJazeera @CNNAfrica @HumAngle_ @OmoGbajaBiamila @buky @ChiomaChuka @AmnestyNigeria @kola_aina @DrJoeAbah @adetolaov pic.twitter.com/tCmdXKAU06
— Damilare Oyedele (@damoyedele) October 10, 2020
Police sprays tear gas on peaceful protesters in Abuja today 10/10/2020
— DaddyOfNigeria 🇳🇬 (@Daddyofnigeria) October 10, 2020
How the protest went in Abuja before the tear gas. We no quarrel, we no fight, we just said #EndSarsNow.
Why must man turn everything to shoot on sight? Tear gas & bullets won’t save you guys this time. The Nigerian youths have logged in and there’s no turning back#EndSarsNow pic.twitter.com/pkY4T8OauC
— Your MCM’s Godfather (@Ituen_basi) October 10, 2020