#EndSARS: Travelers groan as protesters block major routes in Nigeria
Hundred of travelers were subjected to serious hardship on Monday as major roads in the country were blocked by #EndSARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the country.
Some of the roads include Benin-Lagos highway, Lagos-Ibadan, Asabe-Benin, Keffi-Abuja, Gwagwalada-Abuja, Ogun-Lagos, among others.
The development subjected both residents and travellers to serious hardship as they were stranded for hours on the roads.
Other areas affected include: the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway at the Mowe axis, Sagamu interchange, Presidential Boulevard, Oke-Mosan, Panseke, Camp-Osiele, Owode-Yewa, Ilaro road, Ado-Odo road, Sango and Papalanto roads all in the Ogun state.
Thousands of protesters in Mowe, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state, barricaded the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in solidarity with their colleagues nationwide.
Armed with placards with various inscriptions, such as ”We demand good governance’, ‘#EndSARS, #EndSWAT’, among others.
Addressing journalists during the protest, one of the leaders of the youths, Kazeem Lukman, urged the government to also look at the state of infrastructure in the country aside police reforms.
He said, “We demand government intervention on our roads, we want infrastructural development, respect for fundamental human rights and rule of law.”