Nigerian Police Ebonyi State command, on Saturday, dispersed supporters of Peter Obi, Labour Party’s presidential candidate, who embarked on a rally in the state, today September 17, with teargas canisters.
Channels Television reported that the supporters of Peter Obi who are also known as “Obidients”, had gathered along Mile 50 for the rally before being teargassed by policemen who stopped them from going to the streets.
Speaking to the news channel, a man identified Nwali Ikechukwu claimed that some persons were injured after security operatives stormed the take-off point with teargas.
The Ebonyi state police command is however yet to react to the incident.
Watch videos from the scene below:
— Mirakle (@majmiracio) September 17, 2022
Dave Umahi is doing everything possible to disrupt the Ebonyi Obidient march.
Police are shooting tear gas at marchers instead of guarding them. . What does Dave want?
Tag Obidient team here please pic.twitter.com/YWi7jdsSw5
— Bobo Nkịtị 🗣️ (@EricChimara) September 17, 2022