Nigeria: Over 300 women assaulted by state agents at a peaceful demonstration in Kano state.
However, thirty minutes into the protest, armed policemen arrived and began dispelling tear gas and shooting in the air hoping to disperse the procession. In the ensuing confusion, as Saida attempted to get an explanation, canisters of tear-gas were detonated nearby.
Consequently, Saida, who is asthmatic, collapsed and was eventually rushed to hospital where she was given oxygen. She is still on admission at the hospital. Six other supporters were also adversely affected by the tear gas and rough handling by the police.
The incident was aired on the Hausa service of the BBC.
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