Breaking: Imo police reportedly teargas protesters, journalists

Breaking: Imo police reportedly teargas protesters, journalists

- Officers of the Imo state police command have reportedly teargassed protesting youths of Umuchima community in Imo state

- The youths from Owerri West local government area of the state were said to be protesting the encroachment of their land by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri

- Journalists covering the protest were said to have also been affected by the teargas

Protesting youths of Umuchima in Ihiagwa community in Owerri West local government area of Imo state, on Friday, February 16, scampered for safety after being teargassed by police officers.

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Some journalists who were on ground to cover the protest were said to have been affected by the teargas, Vanguard reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that trouble started when the youths blocked entrance to the Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri.

It was learnt that one of the reasons the youths blocked the entrance was that the management of the institution allegedly took over the remaining part of their land called the water front.

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Breaking: Imo police reportedly teargas protesters, journalists

Imo police reportedly teargassed protesting youths in Owerri West local government area of the state. (Photo credit: Vanguard)

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigeria police allegedly attacked protesters on a peaceful protest against the Rochas Okorocha government in Imo state.

The protest was called by Imo People’s Action for Democracy (IPAD) against the policies of the Governor Okorocha administration.

The protest, tagged ‘Occupy Owerri’ was expected to last for one week. The protesters were protesting the building of statues in Owerri, the state capital when the state was still owing workers salaries and pensions.

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