VIDEO: Nigerian protesters slap senior US government official for joining anti-Buhari protests


Some Nigerian protesters were captured in a video slapping a senior government official believed to be one of those who accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to the United States.

The official was harassed and slapped by anti-Buhari protesters for interfering in protests and trying to deter protesters.


The video, obtained by SaharaReporters, showed the moment the official, dressed in a blue suit, was reprimanded by protesters as he tried to convince them to leave the scene of the protests.

The official, whose identity has not yet been established, was seen approaching the protesters and shouting “I am for One Nigeria” but was resisted as angry agitators shouted at him and finally slapped him, for pushing one of them.

Meanwhile, in a video obtained by SaharaReporters on Saturday, the official who opposes the anti-Buhari government protesters was humiliated by shouting, “I am for One Nigeria.

One of the agitators then told the government official: “Mention three streets in the North. Go out. If you are for Nigeria, go home. Go home. Go home. Go back to Nigeria and dress like this and let them see you. I have just returned from Nigeria. Look at yourself, go sit down.

He was, however, slapped in the face when he forced himself on the protesters and pushed one of them, causing the person filming to scream especially as he threatened to beat the manager.

Another protester said: “Respect yourself. You are a useless man; such a miserable man. You are a citizen, I am a citizen too. We will beat you and nothing will happen.

SaharaReporters reported last week how three groups stormed the United Nations headquarters in New York, United States, to stage protests as Buhari attended the United Nations General Assembly, an event that is held for a week.

Two groups were in the United States to protest the evils of Buhari’s government while one was organized by a pro-Buhari clique to oppose its critics.

One of the groups, the Nigeria Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, is led by Yoruba historian Prof. Banji Akintoye.

In addition, activists under the aegis of the TakeItBack movement who mobilized for a demonstration at the UN headquarters in New York were there to present their demands.

Meanwhile, a third group “One Nigeria Group” was there, after members were reportedly paid to express support for the leader of the nation while promoting the concept of unity in diversity.

The renowned historian had accused the Nigerian government of sponsoring the counter-demonstration at UN headquarters, alleging that black foreigners living in the United States of America were “hired at $ 500 per head.”



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