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Anti-Buhari protests rock Abuja on Independent day anniversary

Nigeria Police on Friday battled to disperse anti-Buhari protesters in the capital city of Abuja, which conincided with the marking of the nation’s 61st independent day anniversary.

The protesters in the early hours of Friday stormed the Dantata Bridge on the popular Airport Road in Abuja, demanding the resignation of the President Muhammadu Buhari.

They also carried a large banner with #RevolutionNow written on it while moving in the streets.

The protesters also burnt tyres in the middle of the road.

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In an attempt to disperse the protesters, the police arrived at the scene of the protest and fired teargas at them.

As of the time of filing this report, however, heavily armed policemen have disperse the protesters.

The federal government had said there would be heightened security in the days leading to the country’s 61st independence anniversary.

It therefore asked residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) and its environs not to panic.

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