The Nigeria Police is in for another tough time after one of its men shot
dead one woman identified as Bolatito Balogun, during a peaceful
protest embarked upon by some women in the Oro-Ago community in
the Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
According to reports, the ugly incident happened when a police team sent
from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Abuja, to investigate
causes of the incessant clashes between indigenes of the community and
Fulani herdsmen, popularly called the Bororos, which has led to loss of
lives and property in the area.
A community leader, Richard Olushola, said that when the fully armed
police team got to the community, they started shooting into the air and
indiscriminately arresting community members, an action which led the
women to embark on a peaceful march to protest the arrest of their men.
But this peace march turned bloody when the police fired shots at the
women, killing Balogun on the spot while injuring many others.