Officers of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), have been captured on camera, opening fire at students of Abia State Polytechnic, who were protesting around the location of the campus, in the city of Aba, for the alleged rape of their female colleague.
Pictures of the scenes.
Photo Credit: Politicsnigeria.com
The protest yesterday, brought the academic activities to a standstill in the school, as they took over the ever-busy Aba-Owerri road.
According to a post made available by Politics Nigeria, via their verified Facebook page.
It was reported that, the students were protesting, against the police, over the alleged rape of a female student of the polytechnic, by three operatives of the Special Rapid Response (SRS).
The victim was said to have been allegedly whisked away from their off-campus lodge, located at Immaculate Street, near Aba-North Council Headquarters, Aba, in Abia State, by some men of the said SRS.
The SRS operatives were said, to have taken the lady alongside others, to an undisclosed location, where they allegedly ‘gang’ raped her.
The scores of protesting students were pictured, erecting barricades, blocking roads, and preventing free flow of movements. Some of the placards they displayed during the protest reads; “Say no to rape", among others.
The police men sent to monitor the protest, however, embarked on a brutal crackdown of the students, shooting live rounds at them and injuring many.
Picture used for illustrative purpose.
The alleged victim of rape as at the time reporting, is said to be receiving treatment, at an undisclosed hospital in Aba, Abia State.
In a short clip video, of less than 30 seconds duration, from a post that was made available by Politics Nigeria, it was clearly showed, as Police fired some bullets to the direction of the protesters.
Credit: Politics Nigeria's Facebook Verified Page.
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