Police disrupt June 12 protests in Lagos, disperse protesters

Some of the protesters have reportedly been arrested.

Police disperse protesters in Ojota, Lagos (Pulse)

The youths, who gathered at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in the area to protest insecurity and bad governance in the country, were dispersed by the police.

Some of the protesters have been arrested.

The state police command warned the protesters to stop advancing towards the Gani Fawehinmi Park to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the protests.

Saturday, June 12 is Nigeria’s Democracy Day, and many civil organisations had vowed to peacefully protest the government’s poor management of the country.

But the police in a statement on Friday said that they were not aware of any planned protests in the economic hub of Nigeria.

The police also appealed to the public to disregard any sit-at-home order called by certain groups which is being circulated in social media; and to go about their lawful businesses.

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