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Some protesters on Thursday kept vigil at the entrance of the Lagos House of Assembly, Ikeja in a bid to express their grievances against extortion and brutality by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

It was gathered that the protesters built tents at the entrance of the Assembly.

It was learnt that security operatives later dismantled the tents and attempted to disperse protesters.

About 11.30pm, the streetlights providing illumination to the protesters went off, causing scare that they may be attacked.

One of the protesters told our correspondent that they arrived at the entrance of the Assembly a few minutes to 10 pm.

Popular comedian, Debo Adebayo, known as Mr Macaroni, who also joined the protesters, lamented the actions of FSAR operatives.

He appealed for the intervention of government, adding that many Nigerians are unsafe in their homes.

He said, “To be here is not because we don’t have a home. It is because we are scared that even when at home, bullets can find their ways into our heads. So, we want the government to step in and step in now.”

After listening to the demands of the protesters, part of which included the total disbandment of the anti-robbery squad, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa appealed to them to return home.

He assured them that there would be an emergency meeting Friday morning with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other concerned authorities.

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