Just in:Police disperse Peter Obi’s supporters with teargas, arrest four

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The police in Ebonyi State have reportedly dispersed scores of supporters of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi who had gathered at the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki for the one-million-march for his candidacy.

Report reaching NOTM has it that riot police stormed the venue in Hilux vans and fired teargas canisters to disperse them.

It was not immediately clear on whose instructions the security agents carried out the act but some of the protesters fingered the state governor David Umahi as being behind their ordeal.

Both human and vehicular movements were disrupted on the popular Old Enugu Road, in the capital city as residents avoided the troubled area.

Unconfirmed said about five of Obi’s supporters have been arrested by the police.

One of those who saw the arrest said, “This is inhuman and undemocratic. We have gathered here this morning for our peaceful march, all of a sudden, the police came and started tear-gassing us and arresting our people.

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

 

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