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Tue, Oct 03, 2023

One wounded, Charly Boy slumps as police fire tear gas at anti-Buhari protesters

One wounded, Charly Boy slumps as police fire tear gas at anti-Buhari protesters

What began on Monday as peaceful protest against the continue stay of  President Muhammadu Buhari in office over ill-health, turned sour on Tuesday as policemen shot tear gas at the protesters.

The protest embarked upon by civil society groups, ran into trouble with policemen leaving one the protesters injured.

The protesters were observing their sit-out at the Millennium park opposite the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja when armed policemen fired tear gas canisters to disperse them.

Not deterred by the presence of  policemen, the protesters  continued with their meeting when the police suddenly shot a tear gas canister that got one of them wounded.

The wounded protester was taken to a clinic at the Federal Secretariat complex, a few kilometres away from the scene of the incident.

Popular musician, Charles Oputa otherwise known as Charly Boy who led the protest and slumped as a result of the effect of the tear gas, told journalists after recovering from the attack that the action by the policemen was uncalled for.

“We were peacefully observing our protest when the policemen shot tear gas in our direction.

“I honestly see no reason for this,” he added.

The groups are demanding that  Buhari resumes or resigns if incapable of continuing his duties as President.

 

 

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