…armed policemen disperse protesters on Independence Day
Protesters in the early hours of Friday 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.
As of the time of filing this report, however, heavily armed policemen have disperse 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.