A video on social media has shown police officers from the Federal Capital Territory command, assaulting and arresting some Nigerians protesting the hike in electricity tariff at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) office in Abuja.
Ayowole Sanyaolu, who shared a picture of the protest on Twitter, said police told them they do not have any right to protest.
He said the policemen beat some of them and dragged them, as seen in the video, like criminals.
He wrote: “While we protest peacefully at @NERCNG , Abuja, against the thoughtless increment in electricity tariff, @PoliceNG descended on us fiercely. A number of us were mercilessly beaten and others were dragged like common criminals. But in all, we stood our ground. Tyranny will not win!”
Watch video below: