On his way to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Tuesday, the motorcade of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was blocked by protesting FCT residents along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway in Abuja.
His convoy ran into a barricade by Gbagyi indigenes had gathered on the major road at Goza village connecting the airport to the city. They were protesting the alleged invasion of their land by the military.
As security operatives attached to him could not disperse the protesters, the Vice President stepped out of his car, granted audience to the protesters, and assured that their grievances will be looked into.
The Vice President’s Special Assistant on Media on Publicity, Laolu Akande, also confirmed the report in a tweet, saying, “On his way to the airport just now, VP Osinbajo runs into a group of FCT residents protesting alleged land takeover bid by the military.
“He gets down, engages the people, proposing to meet with their leaders on the matter & intervene with a view to finding an amicable solution.”