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Citizens threaten to invade Aso Rock

28 April 2016, 21:06

Abuja - The problems currently afflicting the country are set to deteriorate after a group of citizens threatened to occupy the Aso Rock, the country’s most significant site, if the issues were not resolved in a week.

The Citizens in Defence of Democracy (CIDD) made the threat on Thursday during a protest at the National Assembly.

Speaking to journalists at the entrance of the House, the National Coordinator of the group, Ohazuruike Tochukwu, said they were against the use of state institution to oppress innocent citizens of the country.

They also demanded an immediate end to fuel queues and killing of villagers by the Fulani herdsmen.

Also read: Buhari, Tinubu, APC caucus meet in Aso Rock

CIDD bemoaned the alleged persecution of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

“We are giving the Federal Government seven days to meet our demands. If there isn’t any progress, we will go and occupy the Aso Rock,” said Tochukwu.

The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, and Supreme Court are located around Aso Rock.

“We want to let you know that Nigerians demand execution of campaign promises and not persecution of perceived enemies. We want to let you know that we stand for fairness and justice, autonomy to all arms of government,” Tochukwu said in a speech directed to government.



- CAJ News

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