The protest demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari should either resume back to work or resign from office that had pervaded the nation’s capital, on Tuesday turned messy as security operatives fired tear gas canisters at the protesters.
In the clash, one protester was reported injured while many defied the security operatives.
The injured citizen was said to have been rushed to a clinic at the Federal Secretariat complex, a few kilometres from the scene of the incident.
The coalition members were having their sit-out at the Millennium park opposite the Unity Fountain, Maitama, Abuja when the armed policemen fired tear gas canisters to disperse them.
The participants, however, braved the assault and continued with their meeting for about an hour.
The protesters who are members of about four civil society organisations were demanding that Buhari should return to the country or resign if he was incapacitated.