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Police Teargas Return or Resign Protesters

The Police in Abuja on Tuesday teagassed peaceful protesters under the aegis of concerned Nigerians organizing a sit-out to demand the return of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country or tender his resignation.

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.

The protesters were observing their second day of the protest when the incident happened The police, in a convoy, reportedly stormed the venue of the protest and fired teargas canisters at the protesters, While the injured was rushed to a clinic, the protesters remained at the venue for at least one hour.

One person has been confirmed injured. The report said the police fired tear gas canisters at the protesters wounding a citizen who was rushed to a clinic at the Federal Secretariat complex, a few kilometres from the scene of the incident.

The sit-out was held at the Millennium Park opposite the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja.

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