Officers of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday, 5th August dispersed the RevolutionNow protesters during a demonstration in Lagos against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government re-elected in the last general election.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had in a statement on Sunday described the planned protest as a call which amounts to “treasonable felony and acts of terrorism”.
He therefore warned the organizers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathisers of the protest to desist from embarking on it.
Despite his warning, protesters showed up for a demonstration at the National Stadium in surulere, Lagos, chanting revolution songs and placards withvarious inscription.
They were met with police officers, soldiers of the Nigerian Army stationed at the entrance of the stadium in a bid to shut down the protest and deter the protesters.
The protesters also demanded for the release of the convener of the protest Omoyele Sowore, arrested by the Department of State Services on Saturday, 3rd August.
The DSS and the Federal Government accused Sowore, a former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress of plotting to forcefully overthrow the government.
Shortly after the commencement of the protest, officers of the police fired tear gas to disperse the handful of defiant protesters.
Some of the protesters were injured in the chaos that ensued, while some were also arrested by police officers.
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