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Nigerian Police Clamp Down On Students' Protests In Lagos

Rumours of planned protest by students at the bridge today

Police trucks are currently stationed at strategic points at the third mainland bridge in Lagos. This follows rumours of planned protest by students at the bridge today. Spokesperson of the Lagos state Police command, Benjamin Hundeyin said police officers led by the DPO of Adeniji Adele police station, Lanre Egbebai has taken over the bridge to prevent any form of protest.  

However, the student body in question says it has no plans of protest today in Lagos, whether on Third Mainland Bridge or Apapa Port. NANs Vice President of External Affairs, Babatunde Afis told our man that information circulating on social media of planned protest on the Bridge is fake.

Let’s go to Kaduna where the government has issued a stern warning to protesting students- NEVER TO BLOCK THE KADUNA-ABUJA ROAD. Such plan is unacceptable! So says the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who is insisting the move is a prelude to the breakdown of law and order.

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