Some youth attacked them when they moved to the market in the course of their protest on Tuesday morning.

Deji Adeyanju, one of the leaders of the group, confirmed the development.

The protesters had started a campaign on Monday last week, demanding that the president – who is away in the UK on a medical vacation – resumes or resigns.

Deji said the attack was masterminded by a “regular face” among pro-Buhari protesters – a group involved in solidarity protest in support for President Muhammadu Buhari.


“We just went to Wuse market for mobilisation against 100 days event tomorrow & a regular face at Unity Fountain brought thugs to attack us,” Deji wrote on Twitter.

“Charly Boy’s car was damaged by the thugs. This is a senseless government. #ResumeOrResign”

A witness told TheCable that some traders at the market were the ones who prevented the anti-Buhari group from meeting there.

“Some boys in this market were throwing stones at Charly Boy’s group,” the witness said.

“From their actions, it is clear that they are supporters of the president. The police came here but they could not handle the situation.”

Last week, the police cracked down on the anti-Buhari protesters at the Unity Fountain where they had gathered.

They said the crack down was because hoodlums infiltrated the protesters and wanted to cause public disorder.

The group, however, denied the allegations. They had also said they would not be deterred despite the crack down.

Charly Boy was rescued by security operatives who shot tear-gas into the air to disperse the attackers and he was then whisked away to safety.



One of the group’s leader, Deji Adeyanju announced that the group will hold a candle light night vigil at the Abuja House in London and procession will take place in front of the Presidential residence in London on Friday, August 18 – The group said the vigil which will begin at 5pm and last until dawn is open to all Nigerians in support of the #ResumeOrResign protest ongoing in Nigeria Despite escaping lynching on Tuesday, August 15, at the popular Wuse Market, Abuja. The group also said it will conduct a peaceful procession from the Unity Fountain to the Presidential Villa on Wednesday, August 16, at 8.30 am in Abuja. Similarly, a peaceful procession will be conducted at the Gani Fawehinmi Park (Freedom Park) in Lagos and in front of the Nigerian Consulate, 828 Second Avenue, New York on Wednesday, August 16, by 8.30 am.


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