Nigeria fans stormed the pitch after their country’s failure to make the 2022 World Cup – tearing down dugouts and clashing with police.
Tear gas was deployed by the authorities at Abuja National Stadium on Tuesday night after the final whistle prompted an angry pitch invasion.
Clips uploaded onto social media showed fans rushing out of the stands and pushing over dugouts and advertising boards, before being corralled away by police.
Ghana players were forced to run for cover having begun to celebrate their qualification for the Qatar World Cup, with only a small pocket of visiting fans among the 60,000 in the Nigerian capital’s stadium. There were also claims of those supporters being targeted.
However, DSS said the attack was planned by IPOB who thought Buhari will watch the match live at MKO Abiola stadium.