Police arrest protesters, journalists during #NorthIsBleeding rally in Abuja

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force, (NPF) have arrested two protesters and two journalists working for Roots TV in Abuja in the ongoing #NorthIsBleeding protest.

The protesters had on Wednesday morning staged the massive protest at the Nigerian Labour House popular known as Ayuba Wabba House, Central Area.

Eye witness account stated that the those arrested were ferried away by security agents while asking the labour leaders to join in the campaign in demanding an end to the killings going on in the northern region.

Human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, had also joined the protest in solidarity while addressing the protesters to reject and cry out against the killings.

Sowore also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to wake from his slumber and stop the carnage in all parts of the country.

But the police violently disrupted the peaceful rally as protesters were about to terminate the protest under the Area 1 bridge.

Two protesters were beaten to a stupor in the process and whisked into a Hilux van.

Also the crew from Roots TV including a cameraman, Tosin, and a reporter, Precious and the driver were arrested while covering the protest. 

They have been taken to the FCT Police Command.

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