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Thursday, 11 August 2016

Nigerian Police at it again as they shot and killed two unarmed protesting youths in cold blood

Nigerian Police at it again as they shot and killed two unarmed protesting youths in cold blood

By Nwachukwu Victor Samuel
For family Writers


The Nigerian police on Wednesday 10th of august 2016 shot and killed two protesting young youths who were protesting against the destruction of their farmland by the Fulani herdsmen and the arrest of their innocent brothers who were arrested by the police.


This incident happened at Umomi community in the Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State. According to an eye witness, the Policemen in charge of the Ugwolawo command had invaded the community and arrested three persons after the herdsmen in the area alleged that some of their cows were killed by the villagers.


Another eye witness by name Jeremiah Idege “We had issues with the Fulani herdsmen and that is always a daily occurrence. They normally destroy our farm produce and crops with their cows As I speak with you now, our community is wrecked, and we are tired another youth Sani Emmanuel, said “the herdsmen made the allegation because they were asked to leave the village Since the arrest of our brothers, the police have bluntly refused to grant them bail, so we decided to protest about it in our village.


We blocked the roads and sang solidarity songs the protest, which started around 10am, was peaceful and was within our village. Suddenly, armed policemen which we later gathered were from the Ugwolawo division drove in and started shooting live bullets at us. We had to run for our dear lives as everybody scampered for safety. When normalcy returned the policemen left.


We were amazed to see two dead bodies of our friends in the pool of their own blood, they were shot to death by the Nigerian police. we the youths were angered and took their dead bodies and abandoned them on the road in anger as we wept bitterly until the Ata of Igala, Mr. Michael Idakwo, came to the scene and pleaded with the victims family to take them away for burial.


We don’t know who to cry to, since the police who are supposed to be our friends and protect us, have turned against us  said sani. We don’t know any human rights organization to turn to for help, Please help us we are helpless! the igala citizen said. It's now a daily occurrence in Nigeria, as Nigerian policemen shoot live bullets at peaceful protesters in a democratic government, under President Muhammadu Buhari.

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