Nigeria At 60: Security operatives arrest, brutalise #RevolutionNow protesters in Osun

Osun state: Operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) have attacked some #RevolutionNow protesters in Osogbo, the State capital.

The protesters who converged in their hundreds at Nelson Mandela Park, Old Garage, Osogbo, were first dispersed with teargas around 9 a.m. on Thursday.

After they regrouped, some armed SSS officials again visited the scene and 11 protesters were arrested.

The arrested individuals were thereafter taken to the office of the SSS where they were briefly detained for over one hour,VOICE AIR MEDIA learnt that those detained were assaulted by the operatives.

One of them known as Pedro Omolola told newsmen that she was repeatedly slapped by security officials while her colleagues were severely injured.

“The SSS officials came fully armed to disrupt the #RevolutionNow protest. Myself and 10 others were arrested and taken to their custody. We were brutalised and injured”.

“I was slapped repeatedly by officials alongside other protesters who were severely injured,” she recounted.

Another protester identified as Aliu Gbadebo has decried police molestation.

“No civil country uses police against its people”, he said.

As at time of filing this report, the SSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, did not respond to calls on the incident.

Recalled that this group led by a former presidential candidate and the publisher of Sahara Reporters(Online Newspaper), Omoyele Sowore, had its first major protest on August 5, 2019, and the second edition on the same date this year.

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