Pandemonium As Police Tear Gas #Resume Or Resign Protesters In Abuja

Protesters carry placards to demand that ailing President Mohammadu Buhari resume work or resign in Abuja, on August 7, 2017.   Dozens of protesters in collaboration with civil society marched through the streets to demand that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who has been away on medical vacation in London for more than three months resume work or resign his job.  / AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA

Protesters carry placards to demand that ailing President Mohammadu Buhari resume work or resign in Abuja, on August 7, 2017.
Dozens of protesters in collaboration with civil society marched through the streets to demand that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who has been away on medical vacation in London for more than three months resume work or resign his job. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIP OJISUA

The daily sit-out protest embarked upon by some groups asking President Muhammadu Buhari to resume or resigns if he is incapable of continuing his duties as president turned rowdy as trigger-happy policemen fired tear gas at the protesters.

President Buhari has been in London since May 7 for a medical treatment of an ailment which has not been disclosed to Nigerians till date. Sit-out protesters in Nigeria and London to demand Buhari’s return or resignation Reports had it that the protesters were observing their sit-out at the Millennium park opposite the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja when the armed policemen fired tear gas canisters to disperse them.

It was reported that said the group, not deterred by the police, continued with their meeting when the police suddenly shot a tear gas canister that got one of them wounded. The wounded protester, according to the report, has been taken to a clinic at the Federal Secretariat complex, a few kilometres away from the scene of the incident.