- The week before the protest has seen heightened campaigns about the protests on various social media platforms following the June 4 ban on Twitter operations by the Buhari administration
A journalist with the BBC, identified as Micheal, was attacked by a police officer on Saturday during the June 12 Protest at Mokola in Ibadan, Oyo State, EKO HOT BLOG gathered.
The reporter, who works with BBC Pidgin, was slapped while trying to record the harassment of protesters by security operatives, according to reports.Michael was reportedly attacked by a police officer identified as S. A. Oke. The officer also seized the reporter’s phone.
It was also stated that the police officer allegedly vowed to kill any protester who refused to listen to their orders. Some officers were heard saying protest is ‘illegal on democracy day’.
Many Nigerians took over the streets in peaceful protests against bad governance, public corruption, other forms of maladministration, and the worsening state of insecurity across the country.
The protest was deliberately planned to coincide with Nigeria’s Democracy Day. Organizers of the June 12 protests called on Nigerians to boycott official activities lined up by authorities to commemorate the day and join the demonstrations in their localities.
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