Villagers Block Osinbajo’s Convoy In Abuja

SAN FRANCISCO, May 07, (THEWILL) – Protesting villagers blocked the convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning.

The vice-president was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade of the protesters at the Goza village axis of the road.

Residents of Gbagyi village had converged on the spot, which is the major road connecting the airport to the city, to protest the alleged invasion of their land by the military.

The security aides of the vice-president tried to appease the protesters but failed.

Osinbajo was forced to alight from his car to address the villagers. He pleaded for calm, assuring the protesters that their grievances would be addressed.

Convinced by his intervention, the villagers allowed his convoy to pass but denied access to other vehicles.