Youths protest in Benue, accuse Police of brutality, bias

Youths in Benue State have stormed the streets of Makurdi to protest and condemn the alleged brutality by police in the state.

They accused the police of partisanship in the political crisis between Governor Samuel Ortom, as well as Senator George Akumre and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The large crowd of protesters took to the streets of the state capital on Wednesday, bearing banners with various inscriptions to condemn the political crisis in the state and declare their support for the governor.

They also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to urgently withdraw the police from the Benue State House of Assembly Complex.

The protesters warned that lawmakers in the state should be allowed to do their job unhindered, to ensure the dividend of democracy to the people.

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