Nigeria at 60: 20 RevolutionNow protesters arrested in Lagos

Nigeria at 60: 20 RevolutionNow protesters arrested in Lagos

- Some RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by security operatives in Lagos

- The arrested protesters who marched around the Ojota and Maryland areas of the state were about 20 in number

- The protesters were chanting songs in opposition to what they described as bad governance

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Just when Nigerians thought they will breathe a brief sigh of relief on a day they are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the nation's independence, trouble erupted.

According to The Nation, about 20 #RevolutionNow protesters were on Thursday, October 1, arrested by security operatives in Lagos state.

The protesters were said to have stormed and marched around the Ojota and Maryland axis of the state in opposition to what they referred to as bad leadership.

In their march, the protesters chanted solidarity songs before they were accosted and arrested by security officers.

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Nigeria at 60: 20 RevolutionNow protesters arrested in Lagos

RevolutionNow protesters in Lagos (Photo credit: The Nation)
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Earlier, many people took to the streets to demand better things for the country. In Lagos, the protesters, over 200 of them, marched from the streets of Ojota to Maryland in Lagos, chanting songs of solidarity.

With the protest, they are registering their dissatisfaction over terrible situations in the country.

Meanwhile, a civil society group, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), had condemned the attacks and arrests of protesters affiliated with the RevolutionNow movement.

Operatives of various Nigerian security agencies arrested some of the protesters who marched in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun on Wednesday, August 5.

The CDD said photographs, videos, and reports from the field corroborate unarmed protesters in Osun, Abuja, and Lagos were accosted by security operatives, and subsequently subjected to inhumane treatment.

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In Osogbo, Osun state, the protesters were reportedly arrested at the chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists while addressing the members of the press.

The CDD added that protesters ain Abuja were either dispersed or arrested while the surrounding streets were cordoned off by soldiers, thereby restricting citizens' mobility.

Also in Lagos, protesters who gathered at the Ikeja, under-bridge were also dispersed or arrested by security operatives, the organisation noted.

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