PROTESTERS TAKE TO THE STREETS IN LAGOS OVER STATE OF NIGERIA AS IT MARKS 2021 INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY

By Alao Abiodun

Protesters under the banner of #TakeItBack Movement and #RevolutionNow on Friday stormed the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos.

The protesters registered their displeasure against insecurity, poor economy, lawlessness, and other challenges in the country.

The protest coincides with the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.

The police during the week said no official letter had been received to notify the command of any protest, adding that it ought to be notified so security could be provided to prevent miscreants from taking advantage of the

Protesters at the scene chanted and displayed banners and placards that read, ‘Buhari Must Go’.

 

The Nation sighted security operatives including RRS officers, over 10 hilux vehicles of the Nigeria Police Force at the venue of the protest.

Security operatives were also stationed around Maryland axis to forestall any breakdown of order.

Festus Ogun, a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, who spoke to The Nation, said: “Nigerians are still in bondage, there is bad governance, unemployment, poverty and anger in the land.

“This is a reflection of how bad we’ve been treated. What we are agitating for today is an end to bad governance and insecurity, and the betterment in the situation of the country.”

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