Some police officers in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, have repeatedly opened fire on peaceful protesters in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Ijebu-Ode is one of the major cities of Ogun State, which is the home state of the late M.K.O Abiola, the winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, in whose memory June 12 was chosen as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
PREMIUM TIMES obtained a video clip capturing what appears to be a scene of protesters taking to their heels as gunshots sounded in the background.
It happened at Lagos Garage, Ijebu-Ode on Saturday, our reporter was reliably informed.
“They requested that protesters should leave and we resisted. Before we could say Jack, they opened fire to scare away the protesters,” an eyewitness confirmed.
The state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, did not respond to calls and text messages as of the time of filing this report.