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Police fire tear-gas canisters at protesters who want Buhari's resignation

Police fire tear-gas canisters at protesters who want Buhari's resignation

- The protesters were observing their second day of the protest to force President Muhammadu Buhari back to Nigeria 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 as officers of the Nigeria Police Force clashed with a group protesting against the continued stay of President Muhammadu Buhari in London.

The Punch reported that the incident happened in Abuja on Tuesday, August 8, the second day of the protest.

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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 incident reportedly happened while members of the group, a coalition of some organisations, had their sit-out at the Millennium Park opposite the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja.

The police reportedly fired tear gas canisters to disperse the unarmed protesters as they sat.

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It was learnt however, that instead of leaving the venue, the protesters continued with their meeting for up to one hour.

NAIJ.com earlier reported that the organisation, Concerned Nigerians, on Monday, August 7, converged at the Unity Fountain in Abuja urging the president to either resume duty or resign.

The group said it will march to the Presidential Villa to demand the resignation of the president.

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