June 12: Teargas, gunshots as Lagos protesters storm Ojota

The situation in the Ojota area of Lagos is getting tense as June 12 protests get underway in some parts of Nigeria.

There are demonstrations, by mostly youths, in the nation’s capital, Abuja, Ondo, Osun, and others.

Several groups fixed rallies for today to express dissatisfaction with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. They also planned to march against the annulment of the June 12 presidential election by the Ibrahim Babangida regime.

Moshood Olawale Kashimawo (MKO) Abiola, the presumed winner, was arrested in 1994 on treason charges after declaring himself President. The late business mogul died on 7 July 1998, the day he was due to be released from prison.https://twitter.com/thevyraltrendz/status/1403641369902555137?s=24

In Ojota, police operatives fired tear gas and shot in the air to disperse protesters while footage showed some officers dragging a civilian away.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Muyiwa Adejobi, told imoloaded that officers are ensuring that peace is maintained across the state.

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