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Security Operatives Arrest #RevolutionNow Protesters

There was a peaceful protest earlier staged today in different parts of the country, under the slogan of ‘Revolution Now’, as the protesters kicked against corruption and bad governance in Nigeria.

However, the Nigerian Police took to the streets to arrest protesters and arrest certain key leaders of the protest in Lagos, Abuja and Osun State.

Agba Jalingo, a popular journalist and activist was one of those arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command at Ikeja. Protesters in Abuja were flogged and assaulted by soldiers who also stole their phones, as reported by Sahara Reporters.

A student of the Obafemi Awolowo University popularly known as Dunnex was also arrested alongside other protesters in Osun State.

Twitter users have reacted to the mass arrest made by the Nigerian police and have declared the arrest as a total disrespect of the freedom of speech as entrenched in the Constitution. See reactions below:

See pictures from the protests below:

 

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