Referendum March: One feared dead, 112 arrested, 25 injured as police forcefully disperse protesting IPOB women with teargas.

Referendum March: One feared dead, 112 arrested, 25 injured as police forcefully disperse protesting IPOB women with teargas.

24 Aug 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

There was an attack from the Nigerian Police on the peaceful and orderly sensitization march organised for Biafran referendum by more than 1000 women of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). 112 women protesters were arrested and remanded in prison while many others sustained injuries as a result of the teargas used to forcefully disperse them.

Details of Occurrence

State of OccurrenceImo
Security Agents InvolvedThe Nigerian Police
Legal FoundationsSection 39 and Section 40 of the 1999 constitution
Rights ImplicatedRights to Expression and Free Assembly.
Region of Occurrence South East Nigeria

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