In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 13th, October, 2020

Visitors Gridlock As #EndSARS Protesters Shut Down Iwo Highway

Traffic Gridlock As #EndSARS Protesters Shut Down Iwo Road


SARS protesters (File photograph)


Iwo highway in Ibadan has been blocked by EndSARS protesters on Tuesday morning leading to severe site visitors gridlock.


The protesters are protesting in opposition to police brutality, extra-judicial killing, and extortion.


It was gathered that the protesters arrived on the highway a couple of minutes to 09 am.


In response to a commuter, many travellers are stranded and held in site visitors.


One of many protesters, recognized merely as Akande, stated, “It’s our proper to protest. We apologise to these affected by the gridlock, however we anticipate that they need to be a part of us. They’re additionally exploited by policemen whereas travelling.”


Nigerians on Tuesday continued their protests to strain the Federal Authorities to observe by on disbanding the Particular Anti-Theft Squad.


The Inspector Normal of Police, Adamu Muhammed, had on Sunday introduced the dissolution of the FSARS in after widespread protest.


The protesters blocked highways in Lagos on Monday, demanding that the President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), addresses them.


Buhari on Monday insisted that “disbanding of SARS is just step one in our dedication to in depth police reforms”.


“The aim of legislation enforcement and the aim of policing is for the security of lives and livelihood of Nigerians,” he stated.


However protesters vowed to maintain up the strain, saying earlier pledges to disband the unit and punish officers liable for abuses weren’t honoured.


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