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Nigeria @61: Protesters storm Abuja, Lagos

...Sanwo-Olu assures adequate security in Lagos

PROTESTS on Friday, rocked the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Lagos as protesters kicked against bad governance in the country.

In Abuja, protesters in the early hours stormed the Dantata Bridge on the popular Airport Road demanding the resignation of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

The protest coincided with the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.

In Abuja, the protesters, wielding large banners, made bonfires on the highway.

In Lagos, they converged on Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota chanting solidarity songs.

A team of Policemen from Area H, Lagos, later arrived the scene to have a chat with the protesters.

Some of the protesters expressed displeasure at the level of insecurity in the country.

A protester Karounwi Akanni said the protest was neccessary to demand increased in minimum wage, stable food prices,  good governance and security of lives and property among others.

Another protester simply identified as Alfa Nurudeen urged government to open Nigetia borders in order to make life meaningful for citizens.

We want the government to end bad governance,
introduce N100,000 minimum wage and free health services,”

he said..

The youths came out in their numbers on Friday morning all carrying placards which had the inscriptions #BuhariMustGo.

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

In Abuja, the police were said to have dispersed the protesters in Abuja, firing teargas at them.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has said he did not receive any notice for protests in the state.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured the good people of Lagos State of adequate security.

He spoke at the 61st National Independence Day Celebration, held at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.

According to him, all hands are on deck to ensure the security of lives across the metropolis.

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