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    Posted June 19, 2014 by
    Abuja, Nigeria

    Protest at Galadima Area of Abuja

    On my return from work at about 4pm this evening; here in the Federal capital Territory, Abuja. I was met by the grueling traffic gridlock that was ongoing on the major highway Gwarimpa - Kubwa expressway. This Gridlock was caused by the Throng of Protesters who took to the streets and major highway to air their grievances on the demolition of their property in a suburb in Gwarimpa named Lungu. This Protest however was not violent but very effective as there was no fighting observed just the use of Burning tyres to barricade the roads and people sitting at the centre of the highway. After about 2 hrs of traffic standstill that extended to about a total of 30km in vehicles and people trekking the streets. The mobile police men started firing live rounds of bullets into the air to scare the crowd. However, the controversial area father (Charley Boy) came to quell the anger of the people but his presence was rather seen as a fuel for the already tumultuous crowd. At last the traffic began to move as people took to their heels in cover from bullets and the sting of the teargas. This however does not look like a finished war. Listening to the words of residents they are planning a get back at the mmbers of the Federal capital Development Agency and the Private deve;opers that made this day a dark day for residents of that once peaceful suburb in Gwarimpa Model City.

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