Entertainer-turned-activist, Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy, who has been leading the #ReturnorResign protest against President Muhammadu Buhari has been attacked, Premium Times reports.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 15, when Charly Boy led his co-protesters to the popular Wuse market in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The activist and his group were reportedly attacked by angry counter-protesters who are believed to be supporters of the president.
Speaking about the incident, a trader at the market stated: “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 youths.
“They nearly lynched him, because those youths almost overpowered police security near him.”
Another meat seller who witnessed the incident reportedly stated: “Charly Boy caused it, how can he come here to be talking against Buhari? Those Hausa boys dealt with him.”
The activist was rescued by security operatives who shot tear-gas into the air to disperse the attackers. He was then whisked away to safety.
Wuse Market is the largest in the Federal Capital Territory, and it is dominated by northerners who are believed to be supporters of the president.
We previously reported that sympathizers of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 15, attacked the Our Mumu Don Do protesters.
The anti-protesters had left their meeting point at Unity Fountain, Abuja and decided to take their campaign to the popular Wuse Market in the Federal Capital Territory.