Men of the Nigeria police in Ebonyi State on Saturday have dispersed supporters of the OBI-dient movement who gathered at the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki for the one-million-man march for the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
It was gathered that men of the Nigeria Police Force teargas Obi’s supporters, who numbered over 1,000.
In a video making the rounds on saturday, the incident caused both human and vehicular traffic on the popular Old Enugu Road, in the capital city.
One of the supporters, Steve Ugama who briefed reporters said aside dispersing and tear-gassing the supporters, about five of his colleagues have been arrested by the police.
He 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 colleague have been arrested. We need help here.”
See video below:
Sad one the Nigerian Police are currently shooting tear gas on at abakaliki obidients right now in Ebonyi State. #OneMillionMarchForObiAndDatti #Obidients #Obidatti2023 @PeterObi @povanguards @imatalk1 @gist_house @ReubenIyke @officialABAT @MBuhari @Gistloversblog1 pic.twitter.com/TdOUiivDAI
— Peter Obi firstson (@Akwaboi9) September 17, 2022