The governor of Nigeria’s Osun state has escaped what officials call an “assassination attempt” when armed people attacked anti-police brutality protesters in the state capital Osogbo.
After marching with the protesters, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was addressing them when shots were fired.
Mr Oyetola was not hurt but some of his aides were wounded.
Nigeria has been rocked by more than two weeks of protests against the Sars police unit.
Its officers are accused of extortion, torture and murder.
The government has promised to disband Sars (Special Anti Robbery Squad) but this has not satisfied the protesters, who have now broadened their demands, calling for an end to decades of corruption and mismanagement in Africa’s biggest oil producer, which has left many young Nigerians with bleak economic prospects.
Thousands of mostly young people have once more taken to the streets of cities across the country.
The protests have also been backed by global celebrities such as Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, US rapper Kanye West, footballers Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford as well as Nigerian superstars Davido and Wizkid.