The peaceful protest came as a result of the Two weeks lock down extension by Governor Okowa in the state.
The women took to the streets to lexpress their displeasure over the lock down extension, which were measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus.
According to reports, the policemen in a bid to disperse the protesters, allegedly shot a man on his buttocks. Two other perons including a lady were also hit by stray bullets.
One of the protesters, who identified himself as Ochuko, revealed that the protest was going on peacefully before the arrival of the security personnel.
According to him, residents across the city were currently in panic as armed security personnel continue to patrol the area in order to curb the situation.
Our protest was going on peacefully, we didn’t carry arms not even a cutlass. But as usual, when the policemen arrived the scene, they began to use force on us. But because we knew we had not committed any offence by protesting for our rights, we continued.
As we progressed, the police started shooting sporadically and along the line one of us was shot on the buttocks by a policeman. The whole place became tensed while we quickly rushed the victim to a hospital for treatment. Everyone is afraid at the moment because we don’t know what can happen next in Sapele
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