A contingent of the Nigeria anti-riot police attacked a street rally led by Senator Babafemi Ojudu today in Ado -Ekiti a day after President Goodluck Jonathan presented former governor, Ayodele Fayose as People’s Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in the state.
Eyewitnesses told our reporters that the carnival-like street rally went on peacefully until the police unleashed a volley of teargas canisters and later used live bullets that killed a party member.
A few minutes after the attack, the state governor, Kayode Fayemi arrived the scene of the attack to ascertain what happened, the rampaging policemen did not spare him, he was tear-gassed while some embers of his security detail and the commissioner for integration in Ekiti State, Niyi Afuye, were arrested and taken away from the scene.
The Commissioner of Police and the Director General of the State Security Services later arrived the scene.
The attack on Governor Fayemi was carried by a police MOPOL Commander, Gabriel Michael Seleke from Bayelsa state.