One of the protesters, @adeyanjudeji tweeted that over 120 policemen attacked them and used tear gas, water cannon and dogs to intimidate them adding that there was an order from above to stop them from carrying out the planned daily sit out protest.
See some tweets and video below:
Over 120 policemen attacked about 10 of us. They used teargas, water cannon & dogs but there's NO GOING BACK.
We continue tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Dz2zAo7htZ
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) August 8, 2017