Protesters heckle Buhari in London


Nigerian protesters on Thursday heckled President Muhammadu Buhari at the Nigeria House in London.

Buhari was being driven out in a lone unmarked car with UK number plates when the protesters swarmed around it, singing: “Ole, ole, ole.”

Though the word is a victory chant commonly used by British football fans, it means ‘thief’ in Yoruba language.

Some of the protesters banged on the car even as the driver slowly pulled out of the secluded area.

They carried placards demanding the release of the Publisher of Saharareporters and convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore and an associate, Mandate Bakare.

They also demanded the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el Zakzaky.

Buhari who has been in London for two weeks on a private visit and is expected back in Nigeria on Sunday.