A reception organised in Ikeja, Lagos for the visit of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba was on Wednesday disrupted by thunderstorms.
Baba who visited the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina was expected to address men of the command when a heavy rain started and dispersed guests from the venue.
A video obtained by SaharaReporters showed police officers, journalists and others scampering off to find shelter, bringing the event to an end.
Baba had earlier been booed by Lagos residents around Oshodi-Anthony Expressway while en route to the State House in Marina.
In preparation for his arrival, the state police had blocked the Oshodi-Lagos Airport Road and Maryland-Ojota axis of the highway.
Many Lagos residents were however unhappy with it as they were stuck in traffic for hours.
As the police IG’s convoy passed the blocked road, the crowd booed and called him names in Yoruba. Some shouted “thief”, others screamed “you will never do well”.
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The IGP’s visit comes three days to the June 12 nationwide protests that have been planned to take place at Freedom Park, Ojota.
The protests, being championed by civil society organisations and human rights activists, are to kick against bad governance under the President Muhammadu Buhari regime and his anti-democratic ways.