#EndSARS protest resumes in Lagos, Abuja, others

By AdvocateNews on 18/10/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 854


The #EndSARS demonstrations continued in different places across the country on Sunday and the action appears not to have an end in sight.

In Lagos the nation’s commercial nerve centre, the #EndSARS protesters continued their call for not just an end to police brutality and bad governance, they also ask for a better welfare package for police officers.

The protesters gathered at the Lekki toll gate and started off the day by cleaning the protest environment, an activity that forms part of their resolution to leave no dirt from the previous night on the protest ground.

This they believe will be an example for those in authority to understand how proper organization can propel the nation forward.

After cleaning, they proceeded to pray and the stage was set for the day’s activities.

Similarly, protesters have started their demonstrations in other states across the country, with a focus on unity and progress for a nation where the youths are given the opportunity to thrive.

In Abuja, the nation’s capital, hundreds of young people barricaded the Kubwa axis of the Abuja-Zuba highway, disrupting vehicular movement on the road.

This is despite the ban on all public demonstrations in the nation’s capital.

The protesters had previously blocked the Abuja-Gwagwalada road, which leads to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport bringing the FCT to stand still as the ensuing traffic built up in the axis spread to other areas of the city.

Delta State protest took a slightly different turn and the youths defied the rain and blocked the Asaba-Onitsha highway leading to the Niger bridge.

They blocked the road and in various choruses and chants they demanded an end to police brutality

Defying the rains, they camped at the summit junction of the highway leaving commuters stranded for hours. Even the presence of the Nigerian Army there could not deter them as they vowed to remain there until all their demands are met.

And on the other side of the Niger in Onitsha, what has been termed a mother of all protests was staged along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, shutting down the  Awka-Awkuzu axis.

In their thousands, the youths trooped out demanding the prosecution of SARS officials who have been found guilty of abusing their office and oppressing citizens.

The protesters gathered in their numbers at the Anambra state capital, Awka, from where they marched through Unizik junction, Kwatta junction and other popular areas along the Enugu-Onitsha expressway.

The mammoth crowd moved towards Awkuzu, the once dreaded headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Anambra state.

Youths in Oyo State are not left out of Sunday’s demonstrations, the young people have gathered at the State Secretariat’s entrance in Agodi, Ibadan, and there they will stage the day’s agitation, lending their voices to the calls for an end to bad governance.

The current demonstration across Nigeria has no face, has no leaders, the youths say they have nothing but their voices and until their demands are met, they will not get off the streets.

Posted 18/10/2020 6:59:39 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Kano Senator’s wife dies in Abuja

Nigeria’s Elites dysfunctional, without empathy - Ex-Enugu Governor...

Consumers will get refund for meter payment –...

Ogbette traders demand Enugu Govt neutrality in association’s...

Ekweremadu, Enugu West leaders pledge support to Ugwuanyi’s...

Zamfara Police arrest 15 Rioters in Kaura Namoda...

Ekweremadu to Presidency: Increase number of beneficiaries, amount...

Anambra South: Ojukwu’s Children Vow Not to Support...

APC names Ajimobi Acting National Chairman

BUHARI: My handicap in fighting insurgents

Service Chiefs will take orders from CDS Irabor,...

Security operatives intercept bags containing foreign currencies at...

 

Latest News Nigeria under Buhari at mercy of bandits, terrorists – UK Parliament Army recruitment: Zulum approves N12.8m support for 641 Borno candidates US lawmakers stop $875m defence equipment sale to Nigeria FG lines up N36bn for COVID-19 third wave, 4,261 cases recorded in 30 days Presidency administers oath of secrecy on Aso Rock staff 7 Naval Officers abducted in Edo BREAKING: Court acquits El-Zakzaky, wife Hushpuppi Pleads guilty to money laundering charge, faces 20 years in Prison Bauchi govt begins census of prostitutes Olympics: Ten Nigerian athletes banned from Tokyo 169 killed, 191 hospitalised as Cholera ravages Kano LGAs Kanu : IPOB threatens total lockdown ...Gives FG 14 days to release Kanu

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (138,791 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (132,334 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (132,333 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (132,332 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (132,332 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (132,332 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (132,332 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (132,330 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (130,339 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (129,142 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (107,397 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (105,435 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (143) EDITORIAL (17) NEWS (6,073) POLITICS (491) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (49) BUSINESS (363) HEALTH (53) EDUCATION (47) ENTERTAINMENT (42) INTERNATIONAL (165) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (35)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.