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Police shoot protesters in Ogbomoso, injures one (graphic photo)

One of the youths clamouring for the ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) , an arm of the Nigeria Police Force, has been shot in Ogbomoso town in Oyo State.

The irate youths on Saturday stormed major streets in the town to demand the proscription of SARS.

Our correspondent learnt that the victim who was shot in the leg was shot when the protesters reached Owode Police station in Ogbomoso.

It was gathered that the man was shot when the police men at the station were trying to ensure that the station was not being attacked by the angry protesters.

He added that the victim has been rushed to an undisclosed hospital in the town.

The witness said that the man was shot, as the policemen were trying to ensure that the station was not attacked by the protesters.

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However, the Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a statement issued in Ibadan on Saturday, said that the police did not fire a single shot at any protester.

Fadeyi said that the protesters were allowed to express their grievances for over one hour.

“According to the information I gathered from the officers monitoring the protest, the police did not fire shot at anybody.

“The protesters were allowed for over one hour to carry out their protest and express their grievances until when some of them wanted to forcefully enter the police station with a view to attacking it.

“The police only fired teargas to disperse the protesters; they did not fire shot at anybody as widely reported,’’ Fadeyi said

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