Updated: Nigerian police disperse ‘Revolution Now’ protesters in Lagos

Protesters before policemen disperse them
Protesters before policemen disperse them

By Taiwo Okanlawon and Ayodele Efunla

Security forces fired teargas at ‘Revolution Now’ protesters in Lagos on Wednesday morning.

The protesters called by Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters publisher, gathered at Ikeja Under Bridge holding a peaceful protest.

Armed policemen then came in to disrupt the protest, firing teargas at them.

The protesters carrying placards and banners gathered at Ikeja under Bridge in numbers to demand good governance.

Some of the banners read, ‘Nigerians are sick and tired of poverty, corruption, injustice and untimely death’; ‘Say no to injustice’, ‘Yes to living wage for unemployed youths’, ‘Stop destroying our markets!’

Protesters at under bridge Ikeja
Protesters at under bridge Ikeja

In the same vein, several protesters were arrested by the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis.

It was also gathered that soldiers and other security operatives cordoned off adjoining streets including Aguiyi Ironsi Street to prevent the protesters from marching.

Security operatives dispersed Revolution Now protesters in Lagos