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

Heavy Safety As Offended Youths Protest In Ibadan

Heavy Security As Angry Youths Protest In Ibadan

Photograph credit score: The PUNCH

In keeping with a report by The PUNCH, some offended youths on Thursday staged a peaceable protest towards the alleged oppressive rule of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

The youths, who’re members of the #RevolutionNow and different teams, mentioned Nigerians have been struggling greater than earlier than regardless of the guarantees made by Buhari throughout his electioneering.

The protesters have been compelled to alter the venue of their protest to a filling station alongside the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as armed policemen took over Iwo Street, which that they had deliberate to make use of for the protest.

They gathered on the filling station from the place they finally took off.

About 10 police vehicles and patrol vans have been stationed at round Beneath Bridge, Iwo Street whereas main streets in Ibadan have been additionally manned by police to forestall protests within the metropolis.

The Deputy Inspector Normal of Police accountable for South-West had on Wednesday mentioned the police wouldn’t enable any procession on October 1.

However the protesting youths mentioned the police may need blocked them from utilizing the favored area, they may not cease them from making identified their displeasure on how the nation was being managed.

The Chairman of #Revolutionnow in Oyo State, Rotimi Ogunlana, instructed The PUNCH that the hardship, insecurity, huge corruption amongst authorities appointees had change into insufferable for Nigerians.

He mentioned, “Nigeria isn’t working. At 60, we’re worse than how we began and the federal government doesn’t need us to complain. Many Nigerians can’t eat greater than as soon as a day.

“Issues are getting worse and that’s the reason now we have to come back out and allow them to know that they’ll’t cease us. They prioritise their consolation above the essential wants of the bulk.”

One other chief of the coalition, Akin Asifat, instructed our correspondent that October 1 was not value celebrating in any approach.

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He mentioned, “October 1 isn’t a day to be celebrated. There is no such thing as a meals, no electrical energy provide, there’s a hike within the value of petrol and the plenty are struggling. We’d like a peaceable revolution as a result of issues are usually not working.”

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