Protesters took to the streets of Abuja yesterday, demanding the resignation of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the rising insecurity in the country.
The protesters who were largely youths, demonstrated under the aegis of #RevolutionNow.
The protest was held in the early hours of Monday.
The youths blocked the Umaru Yar’Adua Way, which led to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and made bonfires on the ever-busy road, leaving motorists stranded.
Residents who live in Lugbe, Kuje, and other areas along the airport road were most affected by the protest as they made their way to the city to resume their respective places of work after the weekend.
TVR Correspondent reports however that Policemen were later sent to the scene of the protest and they succeeded in dispersing the protesters and removing the barricades.
Motorists and commuters had a hectic time due to the traffic jam caused by the protest.
Micheal Adenola, one of the leaders of the protests, said that with the current situation in the country, the President would have resigned in a civilised country.
He said, “We were joined by other Nigerians, who were not satisfied with the level of hardship in the country, especially on the rising insecurity in the country. In a civilised country, the President would have resigned.”
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