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Just in asThugs attack anti-govt protesters, brutalise activists in Abuja

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja


Suspected miscreants on Monday attacked and disrupted a non violent protest organised through a coalition of civil society groups over the ongoing detention of #RevolutionNow convener, Omoyele Sowore.


The attack occurred no matter the presence of policemen who were unable to manage the state of affairs.


The activists had collected at the National Human Rights Commission headquarters in Maitama, Abuja, to give a letter to the Executive Secretary of the fee once they were attacked by way of the hoodlums who had been sporting a big banner with the inscription, ‘Support Buhari, say no to saboteurs.’


The coalition individuals have been making a song and wielding placards with inscriptions such as ‘Stop silencing dissenting voices,’ ‘Save our democracy,’ and ‘NHRC need to protect our rights,’ whilst the pro-authorities group emerged from one of the streets and disrupted the rally, shouting ‘Sai Baba’ and praising the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).


A couple of minutes later, they attacked the activists and journalists who scampered for protection.


The guys pounced on one of the coalition leaders, Deji Adeyanju, and different participants and assaulted them with sticks and other objects.


The guys sustained some accidents and were subsequently taken to an unidentified clinic for remedy.


The police team arrested one of the unruly elements and gave him a few slaps.


The convener, Free Nigeria Movement, Ralph Adebayo, described the assault as unfortunate and “a sign of factors to are available in 2020.”


He said the attackers were subsidized with the aid of the authorities, stressing that Nigerians should guard their constitutional rights and save democracy within the country.


Adebayo stated, “What occurred today (Monday) is a tip of the iceberg; it's miles a sign of factors to are available in 2020. Everybody must brace up for the warfare to shop and defend democracy in Nigeria.


“This is not a conflict for activists alone, but for each citizen to shield their constitutional rights. What passed off could be very sad and unlucky. The police had been status by watching the miscreants attacking us. This incident have to be investigated by means of the police government,” he insisted.


But Ibrahim Dala, who led the suspected miscreants, denied ordering his cohorts to assault the coalition contributors, noting that the attack become in reaction to the verbal insults from the activists.


Dala, who described himself because the co-convener of the Centre for Leadership and Development Initiatives, said, “We might now not permit overseas mercenaries and opposition to come back and sabotage the authorities of President Muhammadu Buhari.”


He noted, “We are right here in harmony with the military for what they are doing in preventing Boko Haram, banditry and other forms of insecurity. Nobody asked all and sundry to be violent; it (the assault) passed off due to the fact they (the activists) were insulting our human beings and in addition they have the right to protest, they are Nigerians.”

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