The Umaru Yar’Adua Way leading to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was on Monday morning blocked by some protesters demanding the exit of Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari.
The protesters who were displaying banners with the inscription, #BuhariMustGo, stormed the area at about 5:30am.
Candidreporters.com gathered that the protesters made bonfires on the ever-busy road, making it difficult for civil servants living in Lugbe, Kuje, and other areas along the Airport to access their places of work in the heart of the city.
A Nigerian human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore tweeted the development on his official Twitter handle.
The tweet reads, “#BuhariMustGo protesters blocked the road to international airport in Abuja as early as 5:30am Monday morning in Abuja #RevolutionNow “.
Sowore had called for a nationwide protest asking President Muhammadu Buhari to vacate office on June 12 — Democracy Day.
Sowore and Olawale Bakare, his ally, were arrested on August 4 and 5, 2019, for planning a nationwide protest.
They were both arraigned at a federal high court in Abuja after spending more than 100 days in detention.
Both of them were eventually released and Sowore was confined to Abuja by the court as part of his bail condition.