Anti-government protesters, today stormed the presidential villa in Abuja to make their demands known to the government of the nation.
They had earlier converged on Unity Fountain, where they were addressed by security personnel.
The protesters, who were led by Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls movement, and Chidi Odikalu, former chairman of the Human Rights Commission, were prevented from gaining access into Aso Rock.
Despite that, they chanted anti-government songs, lamenting that “there is hardship in the land”.
Speaking at the entrance of the villa, Odinkalu said the current leaders have failed.
“Our leaders have failed us. They are not keeping their promises. We elected Buhari to bring about change. To fight corruption, but under him, corruption has gone from bad to worse,” he said.
“Enough is enough! We are asking the government to fix energy, and the economy. Those are our demands.”
The pro-government group under the aegis of the Buhari Volunteer Network also joined their opponents.
Security agents ensured that there was no confrontation between both groups.