Nigeria: Police Shot Subsidy Protester In Ilorin

One young man in Ilorin, Kwara State, was shot dead today by the police during a protest against the removal of oil subsidy, which has more than doubled petrol price in Nigeria. His body lies on the street near post office; he was identified as Muyideen Mustapha. Report says he was shot dead by police from the Area ‘A’ Division station near UBA.

The police have denied the killing; they said Mustapha was stabbed to death by other protesters.

During an earlier protest in Abuja, more than a dozen people were arrested by the police in the Federal Capital. Among them was a former member of the House of Representatives, Dino Melaye, who was arrested for organizing the first anti-fuel hike protest in the federal capital.

After his release today, Dino said he would continue to oppose the new policy, stating that there would be more rallies soon in the Federal Capital Territory. Dino said he was released after the Inspector General of Police made him speak with President Goodluck Jonathan.

In this video, policemen are beating one of the protesters in Lagos. He tried to hide under their truck.

  1. sylvok Reply

    Mr. President must face trail for this death of innocent citizen that is expressing his constitutional right. We will not be discouraged by your anti masses campaign. Step down now!! or face our wrath.

  2. drina Reply

    THIS IS VERY BAD NIGERIA SHOULD A BETTER STEP FORWARD, IN 2012 WE ARE STILL EXPERIENCING THIS… I PRAY FOR NIGERIA,,,, AND D PRESIDENT SHOULD LET GO OF HIS INABILITY AND DO MORE…

  3. Daniel Reply

    The situation were less privileged are shot dealth because fuel subsidy.I wonder were we are going in this country.GOOD HELP NIGERIA.

  4. Daniel Reply

    The situation were less privileged are shot dealth because of fuel subsidy.I wonder were we are going in this country.GOD HELP NIGERIA.

  5. Salman Reply

    May God punish dem

  6. Africans in Europe Reply

    This is so sad!

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