A Pro-Buhari protester has disclosed that people were paid between N1000 and N2000 to launch a counter protest against the #June 12 protest which is going on in many states across the country.
Abdul Yusuf, who was part of the #Istandwithbuhari protest revealed this in a video watched by DAILY GIST.
Speaking in Pidgin English, Yusuf said he was invited to Unity Fountain, the venue of the protest in Abuja, by one Mohammed Garuba.
“I dey for my area when they called me to come and protest. They promised to pay us N2000, some N1500 and N1000,” he said.
He added that he would not have put on the ‘#I STAND WITH BUHARI’ branded shirt he was wearing if he had not been promised money.
In the video obtained by DAILY GIST, Some of other pro-Buhari supporters that staged a solidarity Protest for him in Abuja claimed in an interview with Root TB that they were promised N1000 for a “job well done.”
Hiring protesters to counter an ongoing protest has become a standard practice by government officials and politicians in Nigeria.
During the #EndSARS protests, thugs were seen being ferried to protest venues in Abuja to unleash mayhem and violence on peaceful protesters demanding an end to police brutality.
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