Police has killed nine protesters, says labour

Police brutalising a protester

Abdulwaheed Umar, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, has just announced to protesters in Abuja that the police has so far killed nine protesters.

He said six protesters were killed in Maiduguri, Borno State, and three in Lagos. 

We are yet unable to independently verify the claims. Calls to spokesperson of the Nigerian Police have so far failed to connect.

Reports reaching us from across the country however suggests the police is using excessive force to quell protests and crackdown on protesters.

Journalist Dotun Oladipo reports that Police in Lagos has deployed APC, firing sporadically and releasing tear gas to disperse those protesting the killing of of a protester by a detachment of policemen, reportedly led by the DPO, at Pen Cinema Police Station.

Police chopper, he says, is  also on surveillance in the area.

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Police has killed nine protesters, says labour

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