RevolutionNow: Youths Protest In Lagos, Ibadan, Osogbo Despite Security Presence

Angry Nigerians came out to the streets on Thursday in some states in the South-West to protest alleged bad governance in
the country.

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The protesters defied the presence of armed security personnel to register their grievances about how the country was being run.

Hundreds of protesters stormed the streets of Lagos State to express their displeasure while scores trooped out in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Youths in Osogbo, the osun State, also poured to the streets to protest.

The protesters were members of the RevolutionNow movement and other groups who are opposed to the hardship in the country.

The protest held despite the warning given by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, (South-West) on Wednesday that the police would not allow any procession.

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Dozens of the protesters were arrested by security personnel in Lagos during the protest.

In Ibadan, armed policemen took over major streets and Under Bridge, Iwo Road where the protesters had planned to take-off from. They were forced to take their protest to a filling station where they gathered and mobilised residents before they took off.

They marched towards Agodi Gate area and from there towards Total Garden area.

The Chairman of #Revolutionnow in Oyo State, Rotimi Ogunlana, said the hardship, insecurity, massive corruption among government appointees had become unbearable for Nigerians. He stated that nobody could stop Nigerians from making known how they felt about any government.

Another leader of the coalition, Akin Asifat, said October 1 was not worth celebrating because of insecurity, hunger and corruption which he said we’re widespread in the country.

He said, “October 1, is not a day to be celebrated . There is no food, no electricity supply, there is hike in the price of petrol and the masses are suffering. We need a peaceful revolution because things are not working.”

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