Three persons killed in Ogun, Osun

Three persons were confirmed dead Tuesday in Ogun and Osun States as the strike declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its allies to protest the removal of subsidy on petrol by the Federal Government enters day three today. One of the two victims, simply identified as Kaola, a diesel seller at Kara, Ibafo in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, was, reportedly shot on the upper and left chest by the police. The other victim’s identity was still shrouded in secrecy as at press time last night. The Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was earlier blocked by the protesters, causing a huge traffic build up with many motorists and other road users stranded for hours. In Osun, another state in the South-west geo-political zone of the country, a protester identified as Raheem Mojeed, was confirmed killed in Osogbo, the state capital. Mojeed was a member of one of the civil society groups that spearheaded the anti-fuel subsidy removal protest in the state. Meanwhile, the Oyo State Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew (7pm-to-7am) on the state. In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the protest witnessed more crowds participating than was the case within the city on Monday. Yesterday’s rally and procession started about 10.30am from the popular Julius Berger Junction. Commercial activities were to a great extent stalled and paralysed the usually busy activities in and around Wuse, Asokoro, Maitama and Garki.


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