Nigeria Police Force has violently dispersed peaceful anti-police brutality protesters in Lagos.

Protesters gathered on Thursday to call for an end to the brutality and rights violations by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Response Squad on innocent Nigerian youth.

The protesters gathered at the Lekki Toll-gate opposite Oriental Hotel at about 9:14am and started to demonstrate peacefully bearing placards and chanting songs.

Officers of the Nigeria Police Force then went into the crowd and started attacking protesters.