SOWORE: DSS operatives disperse protesters with gunshots, pepper spray in Abuja
The Department of Security Service (DSS) operatives on Tuesday fired gunshots and pepper spray in a bid to disperse protesters who gathered around the service headquarters to demand for the release of the co-convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore.
Protesters who were spotted carrying several placards in the DSS service headquarters were rounding up their sit out when the incident occurred.
Convener of the protest, Deji Adeyanju, was addressing the media on the reason behind the protest when truck load of operatives some with masks arrived the scene and chased them away.
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On sighting some of the protesters who defied the disperse order, an operative pulled out his service pistol and shot several rounds into the air.
Shortly afterwards, another operative used pepper spray to force those who were seated to flee from the scene.
In the ensuing melee, some of the protesters left behind their placards, pairs of shoes and some personal effects.
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