Two traders were rushed to the hospital in Abeokuta, Ogun state today February 20th after being shot by SARS officers, Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force .
According to reports, the traders who carry out their trade at the Olomore Market were in their shops when operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force ran into the market.
The SARS operatives were reportedly engaging an internet fraudster also known as Yahoo boy, in a hot chase when they openned fire in the market.
Stray bullets from the SARS officers’ gunshots hit the two pepper sellers. One of the victims was shot in the head and the other was shot in the leg. They are currently being treated in a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile other traders took to the street to protest the avoidable attack.
An eye witness identified simply as Adamu said that one of the victims was shot in the head and the other was shot in the leg.
Adamu said the victims had been rushed to a nearby hospital.
There has been no confirmation that the victim shot in the head died as of the time of filing this report but the other victim it was gathered is being treated at the undisclosed hospital.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had yet to reply a text message sent to his phone and several calls made to his phone were not answered as of the time of filing this report.
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