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Accidental Discharge Woman on peaceful protest shot dead by police

Another Nigerian has been felled by the bullets of a police officer during a peaceful protest.

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(Nigeria Police Force)

The Nigeria Police is in for another tough time after one of its men shot dead one woman identified as Bolatito Balogun, during a peaceful protest embarked upon by some women in the Oro-Ago community in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

According to reports, the ugly incident happened when a police team sent from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, to investigate causes of the incessant clashes between indigenes of the community and Fulani herdsmen, popularly called the Bororos, which has led to loss of lives and property in the area.

A community leader, Richard Olushola, said that when the fully armed police team got to the community, they started shooting into the air and indiscriminately arresting community members, an action which led the women to embark on a peaceful march to protest the arrest of their men.

But this peace march turned bloody when the police fired shots at the women, killing Balogun on the spot while injuring many others.

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