Nigerians took to Abuja road to protest in the early hours of Friday they stormed the Dantata Bridge on the popular Airport Road in Abuja, demanding the resignation of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The protest coincided with the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.
The protesters, wielding large banners, made bonfires on the highway.
Heavily armed policemen have dispersed the protesters, the protesters had just converged at the venue to begin their demonstration when men of the Nigerian Police stormed the area.
They fired tear gas canisters and gave them a hot chase.
However, it cannot be ascertained if anyone had been arrested as of the time of filing this report.
why in Lagos
Protesters under the banner of #TakeItBack Movement and #RevolutionNow on Friday stormed the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos.
The protesters registered their displeasure against insecurity, poor economy, lawlessness, and other challenges in the country.
The protest coincides with the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.
The police during the week said no official letter had been received to notify the command of any protest, adding that it ought to be notified so security could be provided to prevent miscreants from taking advantage of the protesters at the scene chanted and displayed banners and placards that read, ‘Buhari Must Go’.