A journalist from PUNCH Newspaper has been reportedly injured in the head by men of the Nigerian Police Force while he covering the Independence protests in Lagos.
Nigerians have come out to react to this event blaming the authorities for giving such directive to the policemen.
Policemen Break PUNCH Journalist's Head At Lagos' Protest pic.twitter.com/KdBzbxXmDv
— Punch Newspapers (@MobilePunch) October 1, 2020
Nigeria only got worse at 60. Nothing to celebrate — the country ain't independent neither are it's citizens. What's independence without the freedom to assemble, congregate and make your voices heard. What a failed state Nigeria has become!
— Bright Alozie (@bryt_alozy) October 1, 2020
Punch use all the connections available to you to get justice! The police official responsible shouldn't only be dismissed but jailed for attempted murder!
— Umenta Braith (MD,GS (IV)) (@umenta) October 1, 2020
All over the world protests are allowed, and legal
But down here the police makes it violent
A 60 year old man will never learn
— Tonityga (@Tonityga1) October 1, 2020
Democracy but you cant speak against the government who have no regards for human rights …. what are we celebrating again? Oct 1st is a reminder of how we have failed
— G' Factor (@Onyiax9) October 1, 2020
Those policemen are conscious. That are aware of the mishaps and atrocities being committed by this government.
— only_one_leem®✊🏿 (@Ogunmuyiwa_Leem) October 1, 2020
This country is goner! I am just wondering if those foolish police officers are not affected by current economic herdship. Should we not all speak out against this oppressive government? Anyway, awon n gba owo eyin ni tiwon.
— oluwakemi_aluko (@alukokemi) October 1, 2020
I actually find the policeman on Camera's response sensible, if only they it leads to action and all police actually behave like the guy said there would be less problems in this country.
Won't fix it but less problems
— its timo (@timi_taiwo_) October 1, 2020
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