#EndSARS Protest: 3 More People Killed In Ogbomoso | TimeTestedNews


Three people were reportedly killed on Sunday in Ogbomoso during a protest against the killing of another protester a day earlier, residents of the area have said.

The killing of Jimoh Isiaka on Saturday happened when youth in the town took to the streets to protest against the dreaded tactical police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).


The protests, which have occurred around the country and in select cities around the globe by Nigerians in the diaspora, however, turned bloody on Saturday, leading to the death of Mr Isiaka, allegedly at the hands of the police.

Angered by this, aggrieved Ogbomoso youth went back to the streets the next day, Sunday, to protest the killing, only for the protests to turn even bloodier, with at least three people reportedly losing their lives after attack by police officers.

Sunday’s spate of violence occurred when the protesters had a confrontation with the police at the palace of the paramount ruler in the town, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi, leading to the reported death of three youth and the destruction of cars and properties in the royal palace.

This confrontation was allegedly ignited when the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, visited the royal father at the palace. The minster is an indigene of the town

The principal secretary to the Soun, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, adding that cars destroyed included those belonging to the palace and one belonging to the Christian Association of Nigeria chair in Ogbomoso, who was receiving the minister at the palace.

“The youths were protesting against the killing today. And the Kabiyesi (Monarch) sent five of his chiefs including myself making six. We appealed to them that they should not cause trouble. They wanted to set the station ablaze.

“But, what led to this is that the Minister who is an indigene of Ogbomoso came to the palace. He came here and he talked to the King and the chiefs that the government will do something on it. He has been to the family of the deceased yesterday. He told us everything.