#EndSARS protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Written by on October 16, 2020

Protesters on Friday stormed the Magboro area of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to continue their demonstration against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

The protesters were seen carrying placards with different words as they blocked the expressway, causing traffic.

Speaking with our correspondent, a protester who identified himself as Amaechi, said, “We are all here on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway because there is a nationwide protest for the soul of our country.

“#EndSARS, #Endpolicebrutality, end bad governance, and wickedness to the Nigerian youths. It is time for the youths to take over.”

There have been protests in most parts of the country since Wednesday last week by Nigerians, mostly youths, who called for disbanding of SARS, accusing the police squad of corruption, high-handedness and harassment

On Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disbanded the squad and on Tuesday, he set up the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWATT) to replace the disbanded SARS.

Despite the disbanding of the squad, #EndSARS campaigners presented five demands to the Federal Government, which the later on Tuesday said it had accepted.

The campaigners’ five demands include release of all persons arrested by the disbanded police unit and justice for victims of police brutality; setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct (within 10 days); psychological evaluation of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be redeployed, and increase police salary so that they can be adequately compensated for protecting lives and property of citizens.

But the protests took a fresh dimension on Wednesday when hoodlums bearing cutlasses and sticks attacked protesters in Lagos and Abuja.



Current track

Title

Artist

Background
Happy New Year!

We take this opportunity to thank you for choosing us. Happy New Year.”

“We are looking forward to serve you with better value added services. 

Thanks for all your support and your valuable interaction in 2020. We hope for a lot many fruitful interactions in 2021.

“May this New Year bring lot of opportunities for us to serve you with greater excellence. Thanks for being our valuable customers. Happy New Year 2021.”

%d bloggers like this: