Nigeria at 60: DSS, police disrupt protest march in Osun

Nigeria at 60: DSS, police disrupt protest march in Osun

- Several protesters who converged at Old Garage in Oshogbo were dispersed by security officials on Thursday, October 1

- The protesters were said to have been driven away from the venue immediately they arrived by police and DSS

- Unwilling to be stopped, the protesters changed venues and continued with their protest march through another route

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A march by protesters in the southwest state of Osun has been disrupted by security agencies comprising the Department of State Services (DSS) and police officers.

The Nation reports that the protesters who had converged on Nelson Mandela Park, Old Garage in Oshogbo, the state capital, were sent parking by the security officials.

Despite the disruption which happened immediately they converged at 9 am at the park, the protesters were said to have regrouped at Oke-Fia junction and marched Orisunbare and Ola-Iya junction.

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The newspaper did not report any serious fracas, injuries or arrest.

Nigeria at 60: DSS, police disrupt protest march in Osun

The protesters changed venue after they were dispersed from the Nelson Mandela Park, Old Garage to continue with their protest. Photo Credit: The Nation
Source: UGC

In its own report, Vanguard said the protest march was organized by Coalition for Revolution in Osogbo.

It reported further that at least 10 of the protesters were arrested while two were rough handled by security officials while taking them away.

The national daily reported that the protesters were demanding free education for all citizens while also calling fo an end to corrupt practices in government. notes that Osun state has been a hotbed of protests in recent times. A popular activist was arrested alongside some protesters in the state in August.

Meanwhile, also reported that many people took to the streets to demand a better life for citizens in the country in Lagos.

The protesters, who numbered over 200, marched from the streets of Ojota to Maryland in Lagos, chanting songs of solidarity.

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

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