Democracy Day: Police Teargas Protesters In Abuja, Lagos


Saturday police shot teargas on protesters in the Gudu region of Abuja and Lagos in Ojota, as democracy day commemorated on 12 June.

The demonstrators had previously stopped the Gudu Junction to demonstrate the nation’s plight.

On Saturday similar protests took place around the country.

Abuja’s Unity Fountain is a popular place to demonstrate in the capital of the nation and was scared of demonstrators as of 08:15 a.m.

At the Millennium Park across the well, however, some people had brought together branded T-shirts with the slogan “I Stand With Buhari.”

They would be embarking on a road trip to honor the day of democracy.

According to our correspondent, the protesters in Gudu had turned out in their numbers carrying placards and banners with various inscriptions.

Among their demands was the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
They are asking that President Muhammadu Buhari resign from office.

According to them, the president has failed in addressing the challenges in the country, including that of insecurity.

Among those leading the protest were social activists Omoyele Sowore and Deji Adeyanju.

However, as the protesters continued their protest, heavily armed policemen stormed the scene and began shooting tear gas into the air, dispersing the protest.

Meanwhile, protesters failed to converge at the August 27 stadium in Damaturu, Yobe on Saturday.

The protesters had been expected to converge at the stadium before taking to the streets as part of a nationwide protest tagged ‘Buhari must go’.

However, as of 9 am on Saturday, our correspondent observed that no single protester had arrived at the venue.

But there was security personnel stationed at the venue.

Meanwhile, businesses opened for their normal activities and calm was observed in the city.



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