A Nigerian musician popularly called Charly Boy who has been leading a campaign for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been attacked.
Charly Boy was attacked in Wuse Market by angry protesters who are believed to be supporters of the president, witnesses said.
The musician and his fellow campaigners were last week attacked by security officials who dispersed them violently from the Unity fountain, also in Abuja.
“Charly Boy came to this market with some cameramen doing his protest here.
I was standing in front of my shop when I saw him running for his dear life, being chased by those youth,” a trader at the market said.
According to an eye witness, they nearly lynched him, because those youth almost overpowered police security near him.”
The musician was rescued by security operatives who fired gunshots and tear-gas to disperse the crowd.