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BREAKING: Police tear-gas June 12 protesters in Abuja; Calm in Ibadan, Oyo
 
From: 'Tunde Babalola
Sat, 12 Jun 2021   ||   Nigeria, Abuja
 

Saturday, 12th June 2021: Men of the Nigeria Police Force on Saturday morning thwarted a June 12 protest in the Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory when they stormed the area and started firing teargas canisters on the peaceful protesters.

The protest began around 08:30 am and was going on smoothly with the protesters, mostly youths, expressing their dissatisfaction with the state of the nation.

The protesters, who chanted “Buhari must go”, “Say no to injustice”, amongst other solidarity phrases, took to their heels and scampered for safety when the security operatives started shooting.

CEOAFRICA cannot confirm whether or not any arrest has been made as of the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, Ibadan, the Oyo state capital is peaceful this Saturday morning as security men from the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the South West security force codenamed Amotekun were stationed in strategic locations within the ancient city to maintain law and order

CEOAFRICA roofing correspondent reports that security men were stationed in large number in Mokola roundabout, State secretariat roundabout, Agbowo – U.I, Gate as well as Dugbe areas of the town.

Reports also have it that everything is calm in Oyo town where security men are strategically located in every part of the town to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

Recall that the police on Friday, staged a show of force in different states in the country including Ibadan, Lagos and Abuja, warning protesters to stay in their homes but the protesters had vowed to march on the streets against injustice and poor governance.

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