In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, October, 2020

Severe Gridlock As #EndSARS Protesters Block Benin-Lagos Expressway

Serious Gridlock As #EndSARS Protesters Block Benin-Lagos Expressway

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It has been reported that many vacationers have been caught after protesters took over the Benin-Lagos Expressway.

The PUNCH studies that commuters and motorists have been stranded alongside the Benin-Lagos Expressway on Thursday as youths blocked the street in protest in opposition to the brutality and extrajudicial killings of the operatives of the now-disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad of the Nigeria Police Power.

The ambiance was carnival-like on the ever-busy freeway particularly reverse the College of Benin with DJs blasting standard revolutionary songs of Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Idris Abdlukareem and several other different standard artists.

Among the many protesters have been scholar union leaders of the College of Benin who have been seen coordinating the demonstration. Some stranded commuters additionally joined the protest and pledged their assist for the anticipated reforms within the Power.

Some policemen who got here to the scene stayed away from the protesters who carried out themselves peacefully whereas the demonstration lasted for hours.

The President, College students Union Authorities of the College, Comrade Egwu Benjamin stated, “We’re including our voice to what has been occurring throughout the nation and we’re demanding an finish of SARS. We’re saying finish SARS and they’re giving us SWAT.

“What we’re saying is that we would like police reforms. The federal government can do higher; it ought to carry in additional intellectuals and graduates into the police. If that is executed, extra individuals will turn out to be focused on becoming a member of the Police. We have been advised Nigeria is the enormous of Africa however now I can’t see our peak. What we’re saying is finish SARS, finish SWAT and provides us a reformed police.”

A traveller, who merely recognized himself as Osarobo, stated he couldn’t assist however be a part of within the protest.

“I could also be stranded proper now however I’m not pissed off as a result of that is an overdue cry to reform the police drive and never simply SARS. Let police be properly paid and see whether or not POS received’t cease on highways,”
he stated.

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