Protesters in the early hours of Friday stormed the Dantata Bridge on the popular Airport Road in Abuja, demanding the resignation of the President Muhammadu Buhari.
The protest coincided with the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.
The protesters, wielding large banners, made bonfires on the highway.
But heavily armed policemen have disperse the protesters.
The protesters had just converged at the venue to begin their demonstration when men of the Nigerian Police stormed the area.
The policemen fired tear gas canisters and gave the protesters a hot chase, The Punch reports.