Nigerian government may have deployed Soldiers to the streets of Abuja to quell the ongoing #ENDSARS protests.
The youth across the country in the last one week have come together to protest police brutality and calling for the scraping of the special unit in the force.
The deployment of the soldier was said to be as a result of the violence dimension the protest was taking as the protesters usually come under the attacks by some sponsored hoodlums.
Since the commencement of the peotest in Abuja, lots of cars have neen damaged wirh several persons injured with vehicles damaged.
Also, a protester, who was stabbed by one of such hoodlums at the weekend was reported to have died in a hospital as a result of the injury.
Around the popular AYA Roundabout where the protesters had planned to block on Monday, armed soldiers were seen patrolling to ensure flow of traffic.
They mounted barricades as they tried to manage the situation.
There were reports of similar scenarios in other parts of the city as the protesters divide themselves into groups and operate from various locations.
The Nigerian Army recently announced ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ will kick off from October 20 to December 31.
Though the Army Spokesperson Col Musa Sagir has said the exercise has no relationship with any lawful protest under any guise whatsoever, many have insinuated it was meant to break the protests.