Osun rerun: Military, Police in irresponsible show of force, sporadic gunshots heard

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The PDP has released a video purportedly showing officers of the Nigerian police force in a disproportionate use of force on civilians. According to reports, the military and police have taken over some streets in Ile Ife in a heavy show of force, shooting sporadically to prevent voters from coming out.

Punch reported earlier today that observers going to Orolu to cover the election were arrested by policemen and later released with an instruction that they should go back. DIG said it was not part of the instructions given to the policemen.

The Cable reported that at Ward 8, unit 3, Kajola village in Orolu LGA, thugs have driven voters out of the village. No one can access the polling unit, as there is barricade everywhere.

Also earlier today, popular musician, Davido alleged that the military has sealed off a polling unit in Orolu.

There are also pictures on the internet purportedly  showing the police brutalizing civilians who had come to vote .

Today’s Echo cannot independently verify these allegations at the time of filing this report. However, if they are true, it is despicable and should be condemned.

More details as the situation unfolds;

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