The police in Lagos on Wednesday dispersed protesters against the increase in pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).
The protesters under the umbrella of the Joint Action Front (JAF) converged on Ojuelegba, Lagos to demand a reversal of the hike in fuel price and electricity tariff. Armed security operatives dispersed the crowd.
They carried placards with inscriptions such as “Buhari’s regime hiked petrol price in 2016 from N86.50 to N145 now hiked again to N162″; “Reject hike in electricity tariff now”; and “Capitalist policies of privatisation and deregulation create mass suffering”.
They urged other Nigerians to join the struggle to “end puppet regime of IMF and World Bank”.
The police said the protesters were dispersed peacefully. Police spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi said none of the protesters was arrested and there was no use of force. (Nation)