Armed policemen have strategically positioned themselves in and around Ikeja, Lagos, in anticipation of the much-publicised June 12 protests, FIJ report.
The FIJ reporter who went round the axis spotted the Police and one of their vans at ‘Ikeja Under-bridge’. He counted 10 policemen in all even though there was no single protester in sight.
At Allen Roundabout, there were two police pickup vans on ground but no protester in sight.
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Similarly, at Ojota, close to the Freedom Park, a van was spotted even though there was no sign a protest would commence anytime soon.A police van at Allen RoundaboutA police bus at ‘Ikeja Under-bridge’Poliement at ‘Ikeja Under-bridge’
The June 12 protest initially began as an idea struggling to gain traction among members of the public. But as the date drew closer and the Federal Government pulled a surprise on the people by banning Twitter operations in the country, more and more people started to express support for the idea.
The administration of Muhammadu Buhari is well-known for clamping down on protesters, as seen with the injuring and killing of #EndSARS protesters last year and the arrest and detention of participants in a follow-up early this year.