Nigeria at 60: Shehu Sani slams police after arrest of RevolutionNow protesters

Nigeria at 60: Shehu Sani slams police after arrest of RevolutionNow protesters

- Shehu Sani has reacted to the arrest of RevolutionNow protesters by police operatives

- Sani decried the development and stated that in the past protesters were not targets of security officers

- The former senator recalled that protesters used to be protected while they carry out their rallies

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A former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has berated the police following the arrest of RevolutionNow protesters in some parts of the country.

Protesters on the platform who marched around Ojota and Maryland areas of Lagos on Thursday, October 1, were arrested by security operatives.

The protesters were said to be in solidarity, chanting songs that challenged what they described as bad governance.

This development has got a lot of Nigerians and social commentators into heated reactions and comments.

Nigeria at 60: Shehu Sani slams police after arrest of RevolutionNow protesters

Shehu criticised arrest of protesters (Photo credit: Sahara Reporters and The Nation)
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One of those who have decried this is Sani, who said that in the past, protesters were protected, not attacked by security officers.

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The former senator lamented that this is no more the case as officers now target and attack not just the cameras, but the protesters themselves.

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He said:

"In the past, the cops only target the protester and his placard but spare the pressman. In the present, the protester, the placard, the pressman, the camera and the pen are not spared."

Earlier, 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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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.

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