Men of the Nigerian Police force have taken over the #RevolutionNow rally, held on Wednesday.

The protest which was initially supposed to hold at Allen Junction in Lagos was taken to Computer Village area, Ikeja.

Policemen, however, arrived Ikeja around 10:18 am to disperse protesters at the rally which is part of the nationwide protest held to commemorate the one year anniversary of #RevolutionNow protests.

Protesters who were seen with placards with various inscriptions scampered for safety when policemen fired tire gas canisters into the air.

The protesters who were chorusing “a people, united, can never be defeated,” later returned to have a face-off with the police.


One of the protesters said: “This is the time, it’s either you fight for yourself or you die as a chicken. #RevolutionNow

“Nigeria since 1950 has never done anything good for the country. We have never grown up to understand what good governance is.

“I did not grow up to understand good governance. They tell us we are the leaders of tomorrow but yet we have men of seventies, eighties, nineties in government. When will we take over? The time is now.”

At about 11:25 Police officers and over 10, Police Patrol took over Ikeja underbridge to prevent the protesters who had regrouped.

The protesters who are afraid of bring arrested ran into Computer village upon sighting the Policemen.

At least, two persons have been arrested in connection with the protest. #RevolutionNow.

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