- Security operatives have stormed the Asokoro area of Abuja where a man mounted a mast
- The man climbed the mast on Wednesday, September 12, insisting President Muhammadu Buhari resigns before he comes down
- The operatives who visited the area dispersed the large crowd of people who gathered to catch a glimpse of the man
A report by Daily Sun indicates that Nigerians who gathered to watch the man who mounted a mast in Abuja, protesting alleged bad leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, were chased away by soldiers from operatives Guards Brigade, on Thursday, September 13.
The man, identified as Nurudeen Lliyasu, an undergraduate, mounted the 50-metre communication mast overlooking the Presidential Villa, on Wednesday, September 12.
The crowd, comprising motorists, passengers and other residents in the Nigerian capital, trooped to the location very early in the day to watch the man, who is occupying a strategic position on top of the mast.
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According to the report, apart from the soldiers from Guards Brigade, police personnel and operatives of the DSS also took strategic positions around the mast.
The crowd that gathered at the Asokoro area behind the Presidential Villa was such that it took soldiers a herculean task to disperse those who refused to leave the location.
Lliyasu, who watched the crowd from his vantage position, took time to stand up to stretch his body before sitting down, not bothered by the security men in the area.
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NAIJ.com had reported that a 28-year-old man, Nurudeen Lliyasu, climbed a telecommunication mast in Abuja, to protest the poor economy in the country.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the man was seen on top of the mast at about noon on Wednesday at AYA, Abuja.
NAN also reports that posters with different inscriptions were seen along the AYA road and at the foot of the mast, which read: 'Another hope betrayed battered, mutilated with collapsed economy.' Others include, ‘inflation and hunger is killing Nigerians’, ‘unemployment continues unabated’, and ‘Nigeria is on the precipice of collapse’ among others.
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