Two of the protesters involved in the ongoing #RevolutionNow protest across the country were reportedly shot in the leg on Monday morning.
Policemen, as well as soldiers, had earlier fired tear gas as they broke up a protest calling for “#RevolutionNow protest” against misrule in the country.
Despite this, several demonstrators gathered near the national stadium in the economic capital Lagos chanting for the release of former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore.
The video footage showed security forces firing tear gas to disperse the peaceful protest.
However, a protester, Femi Adeyeye, said, “Police officers and soldiers were shooting indiscriminately, we have at least two people I saw who were shot in the leg,” Femi Adeyeye, an activist at the demonstration said.
Sowore, a fierce critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, was arrested over the weekend after announcing the “#RevolutionNow” protests across the country for Monday.
Nigeria’s security services said Sowore had “crossed the line” and was threatening public safety. “We cannot allow any person or group to foment chaos or fan the embers of revolution,” spokesman Peter Afunaya said on Sunday.