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Youths Protest Against Police Brutality In Delta State

Youths Protest Against Police Brutality In Delta State

Hundreds of young Nigerians are gathered in Ughelli, Delta State, to protest against police brutality and extortion. They are calling for action from the Nigerian Police Force, the Police Service Commission, and others to address the issue.

The protesters accuse some police officers of behaving like armed robbers and demand accountability from senior officers who they claim support this behavior. The protest comes amidst growing concerns about the frequency of police brutality in the state.

@KomeNicee, who shared the video of the protest on social media, said that police brutality has become rampant in the state.

She wrote: “Heavy protest ongoing in Ughelli against police brutality which has become rampant!!”

Meanwhile, the Delta State Police Command has warned Nigerian youths to desist from the protest, insisting that no amount of their protest would deter the police from performing its constitutional duties.

The Command’s spokesman DSP Edafe Bright, explained the reasons behind the ongoing protest.

“Regarding the ongoing protest in Ughelli, the Command wishes to inform members of the public that yesterday 13th February 2024, policemen from Ughelli Area Command intercepted an unregistered Benz GLK without a plate number in Ekuigbo community. The men confronted the four boys who could not establish ownership of the car.

“In an attempt to arrest them, some of the youths attacked the police, destroyed their vehicle, and broke the head of one of the officers.”

Following the unprovoked attack, Edafe said nine of the suspects were arrested, adding “they will be charged to court. Youths are advised to stay off any protest because it won’t deter us from doing our job.”

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