Police operatives on Wednesday dispersed youths who turned out within the Adamawa State capital, Yola, to protest alleged brutality of police personnel towards youths throughout the nation.
The youths had earlier scheduled their protest match to start out at a well-known junction referred to as Police Roundabout and thereafter, head to the close by Police headquarters, however the police wouldn’t have it.
The operatives dispatched from the Police Headquarters, stormed a preferred eatery close to the roundabout referred to as Merchandise 7, in entrance of which the youths had been gathered to start their protest.
The armed police operatives rushed on the youths, throwing teargas and getting the youths and passers-by dashing off to guard themselves.
Chief of the youths, Tony Gompwel, stated they wished to stage a peaceable protest march from the Police Roundabout to the workplace of the Commissioner of Police to register their complaints on police brutality.
Talking for the Youths who deliberate the protest underneath #RevolutionNow marketing campaign, Tony advised newsmen, “We wrote to the police of our intending protest immediately however we had been simply gathering for the protest when the commissioner of police despatched a few of his males to disperse us.”
He stated the youths weren’t inflicting any hassle, that he noticed no purpose behind the police stopping them from expressing themselves to the authorities involved.
“It’s higher to permit these youths to specific themselves peacefully than resort to taking over arms,” he asserted.
Makes an attempt to listen to from the police over the incident yielded no fruit as calls put to the state police public relations officer had been but to be returned by press time.