#ResumeOrResign: Charly Boy Narrowly Escapes Lynching in Abuja’s Wuse Market
Popular Nigerian musician, Charles Oputa, popularly called Charly Boy, who has been leading a campaign for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, was on Tuesday attacked at Wuse market in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Charly Boy was attacked by an angry mob believed to be supporters of the president, a source who witnessed the incident told SIGNAL.
According to the source, Charly Boy had come to the market as part of plans to sensitise the public on the the 100 days of President Buhari’s absence from the country when he was attacked.
An eyewitness told Premium Times, “I was standing in front of my shop when I saw him running for his dear life, being chased by those youth,” a trader at the market said.
“They nearly lynched him, because those youth almost overpowered police security near him.”
The musician was rescued by security operatives who fired gunshots and tear-gas to disperse the crowd.
The security operatives later returned to remove Charly Boy’s vehicles from the market, using tear-gas to disperse the protesters who tried to stop them.
One of his vehicles was reportedly vandalised and two members of his team injured.
Wuse market is Abuja’s largest and is dominated by northerners, many of them supporters of President Buhari.
The gates of the market were temporarily closed and manned by heavily armed security operatives after the incident.
“Charly Boy caused it, how can he come here to be talking against Buhari.
Those Hausa boys dealt with him,” a meat seller in the market who witnessed the incident said.
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