Protesters block Abuja airport highway on Monday
Protesters block Abuja airport highway on Monday, the 21st of June, 2021 demanding that Buhari resigns from his office as the President of Nigeria.
Some youths decided yesterday to go on the streets of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja in the early morning hours to protest against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The protesters stated that the rally was tagged ‘#BuhariMustGo protest’, will become a new routine for the next couple of days.
As of the time of documenting this report, the youths blocked the airport highway. This protest happened just barely a week after Nigerians in various parts of the country staged protests all over the country on Democracy Day, 12th of June 2021.
The protesters expressed their grievances over what they described as ‘poor governance’ and ‘worsening security challenges in the country’ under Mr Buhari’s administration.
Even though the federal government and the authorities in various states had indicated lack of support or consent of the protests, the demonstrations have recorded a massive turnout of citizens, majorly comprising of the youth.
The protesters demonstrated under the aegis of #RevolutionNow.
They blocked the Umaru Yar’Adua Way leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and also made bonfires on the ever-busy road, leaving many cars stuck on the road.
Those who work or live in Lugbe, Kuje, and other areas along the airport road were mostly affected by the protest as they made their way to the city centre to resume work after the weekend.
Policemen, were later on called to the scene of the protest around Dantata Bridge, and succeeded in dispersing the protesters and removing the barriers.
It was a huge hassle for motorists and commuters to move due to the traffic jam caused by the protest.
One of the leaders of the protesters, Micheal Adenola, stated that with the current situation in the country, the President would have resigned in a country that is civilised.
He said, “We were joined by other Nigerians, who were not satisfied with the level of hardship in the country, especially on the rising insecurity in the country. In a civilised country, the President would have resigned.”