JUST IN: Police disperse, tear gas Obi’s supporters in Ebonyi

Police in Ebonyi state Saturday dispersed supporters of the OBI-serves movement who gathered at the Pastoral Center, Abakaliki, for the one million march for Labor Party presidential candidate Peter Obi.

Our correspondent, who was on the scene, saw Nigerian policemen tear gas supporters of Obi’s supporters, numbering more than 1,000.

The incident caused both people and vehicle traffic on the popular Old Enugu Road, in the capital, on Saturday morning.

One of the supporters, Steve Ugama, said that in addition to dispersing and tear gas from the supporters, about five of his colleagues have been arrested by the police.

He said: “This is inhumane and undemocratic. We gathered here this morning for our peaceful march, suddenly the police came and started to fire tear gas and arrest our people.

“They said we couldn’t keep up the march because Governor David Umahi asked them to stop us, that we can’t keep up. About four of our colleagues have been arrested. We need help here.”

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