Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is under partial lockdown by armed security personnel to prevent the planned RevolutionNow protest in the city.
Armed policemen also on Wednesday dispersed protesters under the aegis of #RevolutionNow protest in Lagos.
In FCT, a combined team of army, police, air force and some paramilitary personnel were deployed early in the morning on to the streets, thus, preventing the protesters from converging.
RevolutionNow group led by Omoyele Sowore had scheduled a protest for Wednesday against ‘bad governance’ at the Unity Fountain at Maitama district in Abuja.
Sowore, tweeting via @YeleSowore, said: “Police, army and airforce put Abuja in lockdown to frustrate #RevolutionNow.
“Police attack #RevolutionNow members at Unity Fountain in Abuja, protesters arrested and are being brutalized.”
Security personnel had fired teargas at some protesters in Lagos on Wednesday.
The #RevolutionNow protesters had gathered at Ikeja Under Bridge holding a peaceful protest.
Policemen came in to disrupt the protest, firing teargas at them.