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Protest Against Removal of Fuel Subsidy Begins in Abuja

Source: Adetokunbo A.Onasanya/Nigeriafilms.com

There is heavy military and police presence at the Eagle Square in the Central Business District of Abuja, the venue of the Fuel Subsidy Removal Protest Register Signing being organised by a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dino Melaye. The security personnel have been...turning all those sympathetic to the protest back since around 1:30pm. Former FCT minister, Nasir El-Rufai, made a surprised appearance at the venue to show solidarity with other well-meaning Nigerians.

As at the time of posting, Policemen at the Eagle Square Abuja are reported to have seized the Official Register opened for the fuel subsidy removal protest and being signed by protesters. Protesters are still been prevented from gaining access into the venue... The turnout is improving.