Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested six protesters who joined a peace walk tagged #NorthIsBleeding and #ZariaPeaceWalkAgainstInsecurity in Zaria, Kaduna State.
The peace walk was organised as a peaceful protest against the incessant killings in Kaduna State and Northern Nigeria, in general.
The protesters, on Tuesday, came out en masse in Zaria, demanding an end to insecurity in the Northern region.
They joined their counterparts in other parts of the region to protest against incessant killings, abductions and other crimes in Northern Nigeria.
Armed with placards bearing various inscriptions like “North Is Bleeding, End Insecurity Now", “We are dying, stop the killing", “End Insecurity" ”Where is President Muhammadu Buhari?” among others, they flocked the streets of Zaria.
However, despite havingg a peaceful protest, with only placards to show their grievances with the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari's government to tackle insecurity, police operatives intimidated and harassed the demonstrators.
The police also arrested six of them.
Last week, SaharaReporters reported that five protesters were arrested for participating in the #NorthIsBleeding protest to demand improved security in the Northern part of the county.
They were arrested at Area 1 Roundabout after policemen accompanied by thugs attacked and brutalised them.
They were thereafter taken to the FCT Police Command located in Garki and later transferred to another facility of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad known as Abattoir located in Guzape where they were tortured and injured without access to medical treatment or a lawyer.
This newspaper also obtained some disturbing videos and pictures showing evidence of human rights violations and brutality committed by the Nigerian police against the peaceful protesters.