Breaking : Police violently teargas, disperse Peter Obi supporters

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On Saturday, police in Ebonyi State violently dispersed residents who had gathered in Abakaliki, the state capital, to support Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi.

The Obidient movement, as its supporters are known, had gathered for the march at the Pastoral Centre in Abakaliki when police stormed the area and dispersed them with teargas.

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On Saturday morning, the incident caused human and vehicular traffic on the popular Old Enugu road in the capital city.

According to one of the supporters, Steve Ugama, aside from dispersing and tear-gassing the supporters, the police have arrested about five of his colleagues.

“This is inhumane and undemocratic,” he said. We gathered here this morning for our peaceful March when the police arrived and began tear-gassing us and arresting our people.

“They said we couldn’t hold the march because Governor David Umahi had asked them to stop us. Four of our coworkers have been arrested. We require assistance here.”

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However, the marchers later regrouped in another part of town and resumed their march.

They were spotted on the Enugu-Abakaliki highway at the time of this report.

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