In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, October, 2020

Lagos Protesters Shut Third Mainland Bridge, Maintain Candlelight Procession

Lagos Protesters Shut Third Mainland Bridge, Hold Candlelight Procession

Candlelight procession

Critical gridlock was recorded on the Third Mainland Bridge on Friday after defient youths took over the realm.

The youths had been protesting in opposition to police brutality and partially shut the Iyana-Oworo-Oworonshoki part of the bridge.

The PUNCH gathered that the #EndSARS protesters had arrived on the bridge a couple of minutes to 06pm.

Other than the gridlock, many passengers had been stranded.

Additionally, the protesters additionally blocked the Berger part of the Lengthy Bridge linking Lagos Ibadan-Ibadan Expressway.

A commuter instructed our correspondent that the protesters’ motion led street customers to drive in opposition to visitors.

“We needed to go a technique due to the protesters. There was a critical gridlock. I spent nearly two hours on the identical spot,” the commuter mentioned.

Additionally, the protesters held a candlelight procession for victims of police brutality within the nation.

The candlelight procession held at Lekki toll gate and Alausa.

It was learnt that the procession held in Abuja and different elements of Nigeria.

Earlier, the worldwide rights group, Amnesty Worldwide, mentioned 10 protesters have been killed by the Nigeria Police Drive for the reason that #EndSARS demonstrations started final Thursday.

Amnesty mentioned this in a tweet on Monday.

It mentioned, “Thus far, Nigerian police have killed at the least 10 individuals for the reason that begin of protests in opposition to callous operations of SARS.”

Policemen within the Ogbomosho city of Oyo State on Saturday killed a youth, Isiaq Jimoh, who was mentioned to not be a part of the protest.

Additionally, a passerby-by was killed in Lagos on Monday.

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On Friday, at the least two individuals died when armed males attacked protesters in Benin, Edo State.

In the meantime, the President, Main Common Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had promised that every one these accountable for the misconduct or wrongful acts by the Particular Anti-Theft Squad will likely be dropped at justice

The president said this on Monday in Abuja on the launch of the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme, aimed toward creating 774,000 jobs throughout the Native Authorities Areas within the nation.

Buhari additionally mentioned the disbandment of SARS, was step one to intensive police reforms by his regime.

He mentioned, ”I’ll like to make use of this chance to say a phrase on the latest real considerations and agitations by Nigerians in regards to the extreme use of power and in some instances extra-judicial killings and wrongful conduct of the boys of the Nigerian Police Drive.

”The disbanding of SARS is barely step one in our dedication to intensive police reforms as a way to make sure that the first responsibility of the police and different regulation enforcement businesses stays the safety of lives and livelihood of our individuals.”

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