Protesters rushed the Dantata Bridge on Abuja famous Airport Road early Friday, calling on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, to resign (retd.).
The demonstration took place on the 61st anniversary of the country’s independence.
Protesters lit bonfires on the roadway, brandishing huge placards.
However, as of the time of writing, highly armed police officers had dispersed the protestors.
A huge number of demonstrators were seen shouting solidarity songs in a video shared by activist Imoyele Sowore on his verified Facebook page.
“Breaking: Independence Day Protesters begin #RevolutionNow #BuhariMustGo demonstration in Abuja,” the caption said.
This comes on the eve of the country’s 61st anniversary of independence.
Despite the fact that many Nigerians have shunned the Independence Day celebrations due to the country’s present hardships and security situation, they are nonetheless taking place in various regions of the country.
Sowore had promised that on October 1st, there will be no celebration in Nigeria, claiming that there is nothing to celebrate.
In solidarity with their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, have pledged to shut down the country and remove all Nigerian national flags from the Southeast area.
Kanu is now being held by the Department of State Services (DSS) after being apprehended in June in an unidentified nation.