High Electricity Tariff: Police Drag, Beat Protesting Youths In Abuja (Video)
Nigerian youths took to the streets of Lagos and Abuja to protest the hike in electricity tariff, and while the protest in Lagos went smoothly, the one in Abuja saw some officers assault the young men.
The police officers told the youths they had no right to complain.
In the now viral video, a young man could be seen being dragged by the officers, as a number of them were beaten.
One of the protesters, @AyowoleSanyaolu who noted that the protest at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) office in Abuja was a peaceful one, said they were stopped by the policemen who assaulted them, telling them that they don’t have the right to protest.
“While we protest peacefully at @NERCNG, Abuja, against the thoughtless increment in electricity tariff, @PoliceNG descended on us fiercely. A number of us were mercilessly beaten and others were dragged like common criminals. But in all, we stood our ground. Tyranny will not win!”
Watch the shocking video below;
Police assault young men who took to the streets of Abuja to protest against increased electricity tariff.#BBNaijia2020 #bbnaija pic.twitter.com/zqUBO9gv8k
— Lailasnews.com (@Lailasnews_) September 16, 2020