Men of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday morning fired teargas canisters at protesters in Abuja.
The police attempted to thwart the October 1 protest on Airport Road in the Federal Capital Territory, storming the area and firing tear gas canisters.
The protest began early Friday morning and was going on smoothly with the protesters, mainly youths, saying President Muhammadu Buhari must go and calling for a revolution.
The #RevolutionNow and #BuhariMustGo protest in Abuja coincides with Nigeria's Independence Day anniversary.
The protesters could be seen chanting and displaying banners and placards saying 'Buhari Must Go'.
Nigeria is marking its 61st Independence anniversary on October 1 this year.
Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore had on Thursday urged Nigerians to protest across the country on independence day to reject President Muhammadu Buhari.
Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
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