BREAKING: #NorthIsBleeding Protest: Police Arrest Two Protesters, Two Journalists In Abuja


The Nigerian police have arrested two protesters and two journalists with Roots TV in Abuja in the ongoing #NorthIsBleeding protest.

The protesters had on Wednesday morning staged the massive protest at the Nigerian Labour House popular known as Ayuba Wabba House, Central Area, while asking the labour leaders to join in the campaign in demanding an end to the killings going on in the northern region.

Human rights’ activist, Omoyele Sowore, had also joined the protest in solidarity while addressing the protesters to reject and cry out against the killings.

Sowore also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to wake from his slumber and stop the carnage in all parts of the country.

But the police violently disrupted the peaceful rally as protesters were about to terminate the protest under the Area 1 bridge.

Two protesters were beaten to a stupor in the process and whisked into a Hilux van.

Also the crew from Roots TV including a cameraman, Tosin, and a reporter, Precious and the driver were arrested while covering the protest. 

They have been taken to the FCT Police Command.

SaharaReporters earlier reported that the #NorthIsBleeding protest had also hit the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

SaharaReporters had learnt that the policemen harassed some of the protesters and arrests had also been made.

Since last week, SaharaReporters had reported that using the hashtag #NorthIsBleeding, some Nigerians from the Northern part of the country took to Twitter, a microblogging and social networking service, to demand Buhari’s resignation over his failure to combat increasing insecurity in the region.

They had, among other things, condemned Buhari’s visit to Lagos State for the book launch of a political ally a few days after bandits burnt to ashes over 45 travellers in Sokoto State