Police arrest protesters who hit the streets to protest a recent hike in the prices of petrol and electricity
NSL Understands that the protesters were arrested around the Ojuelegba area of Lagos,
Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Thursday, September 10, 2020.
Police arrest protesters, Journalists covering the protests had their smartphones seized
There are claims that over fifteen people have been arrested in connection with the march.
More details as regards the situation is expected to come in shortly.
On September 2, 2020, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) announced that petrol at the pumps
will now dispense for N151/liter or N162/liter from a recently hiked price of N145/liter.
The federal government has explained that the petroleum sector is now deregulated and that the pump price of
petrol will be determined by market forces of demand and supply.