#EndSARS Protesters Block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Protesters block Lagos-Ibadan expressway
Nigerian youths have continued #EndSARS protest on Friday blocking the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and inflicting heavy gridlock.
The youths had been seen protesting in opposition to police brutality, carrying placards with completely different inscriptions as they blocked the expressway.
A protester who recognized himself as Amaechi, whereas talking to Punch mentioned:, “We’re all right here on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as a result of there’s a nationwide protest for the soul of our nation.
“#EndSARS, #Endpolicebrutality, finish unhealthy governance, and wickedness to the Nigerian youths. It’s time for the youths to take over.”
There have been protests in most components of the nation since Wednesday final week by Nigerians, principally youths, who referred to as for disbanding of SARS, accusing the police squad of corruption, high-handedness and harassment
On Sunday, the Inspector-Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disbanded the squad and on Tuesday, he arrange the Particular Weapons and Techniques Staff to exchange the disbanded SARS.
Regardless of the disbanding of the squad, #EndSARS campaigners introduced 5 calls for to the Federal Authorities, which the afterward Tuesday mentioned it had accepted.
The campaigners’ 5 calls for embrace launch of all individuals arrested by the disbanded police unit and justice for victims of police brutality; organising an unbiased physique to supervise the investigation and prosecution of all reviews of police misconduct (inside 10 days); psychological analysis of all disbanded SARS officers earlier than they are often redeployed, and enhance police wage in order that they are often adequately compensated for shielding lives and property of residents.
However the protests took a recent dimension on Wednesday when hoodlums bearing cutlasses and sticks attacked protesters in Lagos and Abuja.
Gridlock on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Friday. Photograph: Deji Lambo