Men of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday morning fired teargas cannisters at protesters in Abuja.
The police tried to thwart the October 1 protest on Airport Road within the Federal Capital Territory, storming the realm and firing teargas canisters.
The protest started early Friday morning and was happening easily with the protesters, primarily youths, saying President Muhammadu Buhari should go and calling for a revolution.
The #RevolutionNow and #BuhariMustGo protest in Abuja coincides with Nigeria’s Independence Day anniversary.
The protesters could possibly be seen chanting and displaying banners and placards saying ‘Buhari Must Go’.
Nigeria is marking its 61st Independence anniversary on October 1 this 12 months.
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore had on Thursday urged Nigerians to protest throughout the nation on independence day to reject President Muhammadu Buhari.
The activist was reacting to an announcement launched by a presidential aide Femi Adesina on Thursday titled ‘October Independence Anniversary: President Buhari to broadcast to the Nation’.
“I am urging all citizens and non citizens of Nigeria to boycott @MBuhari’s national “INDEPENDENCE DAY” broadcast scheduled for tomorrow, instead you should partake in protests across d country tomorrow to reject this man,the Failure-In-Chief of the Federal Republic #BuhariMustGo https://t.co/HbEQ0lpyPV,” he stated on Twitter.
On Facebook, thr activist posted,” What is this Failure-In-Chief going to broadcast to the country? #RevolutionNow #October1stProtest #BuhariMustGo.”