Anti-riot policemen in Kwara State on Wednesday dispersed scores of #EndSARS protesters who gathered in front of MAMTESS supermarket at Taiwo Isale, Ilorin.
Besides, some soldiers were also sighted at the Post Office Area, Ilorin, keeping vigil to see how protesters would start the protest from the area.
Already since Tuesday evening, fully armed police officers have been despatched to keep an eye on the #EndSARS protesters and disperse wherever they gathered.
By Wednesday morning till the time of filing this report, fully armed police officers were seen at Post Office, Challenge and Unity areas where protests usually take place.
It was gathered that the protesters had agreed to gather opposite the supermarket with the intention of going to Post Office and Challenge areas and then government house to meet Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
One of the organisers, simply identified as Comrade Jamiu confirmed to journalists in Ilorin that they had hardly taken off from Taiwo Isale, when the fully armed anti-riot police officers dispersed them.
He said, “The police dispersed us when we were about taking off at Taiwo Isale.”
He had earlier said that they were determined to confront the police during the protest, only to backoff when they were dispersed.
He however said they were plotting to regroup at another place he didn’t disclose, to resume the protest.