In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 01st, October, 2020

DSS Releases 11 #RevolutionNow Protesters In Osun

DSS Releases 11 #RevolutionNow Protesters In Osun

Photograph credit score: The Nation

The Nation experiences that as many as eleven of the 20 arrested #RevolutionNow protesters in Osogbo, capital of Osun have been launched, The Nation has learnt.

The youths, underneath the aegis of Coalition for Revolution, took to the streets of Osogbo to protest the hike in petroleum and electrical energy tariffs.

They demanded reversal of petrol and electrical energy hikes.

They converged on Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Outdated Storage, Osogbo as early as 9 am earlier than they had been dispersed.

About 20 of them had been arrested and overwhelmed on the scene. Different protesters ran to flee arrest.

Nonetheless, The Nation learnt eleven of the youths had been launched on their method to DSS State Command, Osogbo at Aregbe space on Gbongan/Ibadan street.

They alleged operatives of Division of State Safety (DSS) threatened them to discontinue the protest.

In addition they accused the operatives of seizing the banners, public tackle system and a few publications they wished to share to residents.

Nonetheless, the protesters regrouped at Oke-Fia junction and marched by Outdated Storage, Orisunbare, Ola-Iya Junction and terminated the protest at NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel, Fagbewesa the place they addressed reporters.

There was heavy safety presence on the main junctions of the state capital, Osogbo as DSS operatives in addition to males of the Nigeria Safety and Civil Protection Corps, Police and Joint Job Pressure had been seen with arms.

One of many leaders of the protesters, Victor Abiodun, warned safety operatives to cease harassing or arresting peaceable protesters within the nation.

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His phrases: “At the moment, we’re celebrating our personal 60th independence day celebration on the streets. We’re saying no to the current state of Nigeria.

“We’re saying no to insecurity, poor well being care system and others. The current authorities is treating Nigerians with the very best degree of impunity.

“Our comrades had been arrested and later launched. We urge Nigerians to hitch us on this wrestle, we’ve been peaceable since our agitation and we’re demanding higher Nigeria.

“It’s in opposition to the norm that peaceable protesters can be harassed and arrested by safety operative. By the way in which, the safety operatives are struggling on account of dangerous insurance policies which present from the way in which they’re been killed by the bandits, Boko Haram and herdsman with none justice.

“We name on safety operatives to hitch us on this protest and our wrestle. The wrestle is to not divide Nigeria, it’s a wrestle to have a greater political/ financial justice.”

The Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun, who bumped into the protesters on Ola-Iya street, stopped his convoy and spoke briefly with them.

He mentioned: “This protest is correct. It would appropriate the anomaly on this nation I assist your motion. God bless you.”

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