- Angry youths in Kogi state rough handled some of their colleagues who held a protest against President Buhari
- The youths order the two young protesters to clean off a 'Buhari Must Go' graffiti that they painted on a wall
- They caned the young men as they dropped their banners and cleaned the words
A video has emerged online of some youths in Kogi state taking canes to the bottoms of two anti-President Muhammadu Buhari protesters.
In the video shared by online news medium Premium Times on Monday, April 5 and seen by Legit.ng correspondent, the youths accused the protesters of defacing a wall on which they had painted 'Buhari Must Go'.
They ordered the two protesters to put fresh paint over the words while beating them with canes.
Several bystanders watched the incident without making any attempt to rescue the protesters.
Some of the bystanders themselves had pro-Buhari posters.
One of the youths caning the protesters could be heard saying 'Kogi state is for Buhari'.
Legit.ng notes that the video of the Kogi incident emerged online just hours after supporters of President Buhari on Monday gathered in front of Abuja House in London to show solidarity for the Nigerian leader.
Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu tweeted a video of the supporters on Monday after and described them as 'patriotic Nigerians'.
Some of the supporters carried placards with inscriptions that read 'This storm will surely pass' and 'We pray for President Buhari'. Ex-presidential aide Reno Omokri had earlier stormed Abuja House to protest Buhari's trip to the UK for medical check up.
Akinyemi Akinrujomu is a professionally trained journalist with over 16 years of experience. His knowledge spans print, broadcast, and online media. He has worked in several top media organizations in Nigeria. He has also pioneered several print media publications. He is a graduate of History and International Studies from the Lagos State University and he also holds a professional National Diploma in Journalism. He loves reading, travelling and listening to music.