Police Disperse Protesting Abuja Indigenes With Tear Gas



Protesting Abuja  IndigenesProtesting Abuja indigenes were on Wednesday forcefully dispersed by the police at a peaceful protest at the entrance the complex.
The incident happened around 8am as the protesters were converging. The Abuja natives said the police fired live bullets the air consistently and shot tear gas at the protesters chasing them towards Eagle Square, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to the Ministry of Finance office complex junction.
President of the Original Inhabitants Association of Abuja, OIDA, Pastor Danladi Jeji said “the police in about eight Hilux vans with soldiers standing by consistently used tear gas on which later led to two old women fainting as a result of the tear gas.”
the threat, the natives later addressed a press conference where they rebuked the Nigerian government for disrupting their fundamental rights to protest.
They called on the Inspector General of Police to investigate the use of brutal force against Abuja natives who have continued to be treated as -class citizens by the Nigerian government. They rebuked the police warning that such use of crude force in the future may lead to them militarized like the Niger Delta militants.
The original inhabitants disclosed that they were at the to peacefully protest the non-passage of the Mayoralty by the .
They advised residents of FCT to brace up for a wave of mass and civil movements against the Nigerian system that has “refused to give a voice or representation to FCT indigenous throughout the years.”
The aborigines later promised to return to the National Assembly on another date to continue their protest and register their grievances on a system that oppresses and continually render them stateless with -class citizenship status.

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