Motorist crushes four #EndSARS protesters to death, injures four in Edo

By AdvocateNews on 19/10/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 833

EndSARS protesters blocked major road, cooking food on the road in Edo on Sunday
EndSARS protesters blocked major road, cooking food on the road in Edo on Sunday

Four persons were reportedly crushed to death in Benin, Edo State in the wee hours of Sunday, when a Sport Utility Vehicle ran into a group of protesters who slept on the road.

Four others who sustained serious injuries were said to have been rushed to the State Specialist Hospital for treatment.

The protesters were said to have set bonfire on the road and slept beside it, when the vehicle ran into them.

According to a report monitored on a local radio station, the incident occurred along 2nd East Circular Road, by Uwa Junction.

The driver of the vehicle was said to have abandoned it at the spot and fled from the scene of the incident.

Effort to get a reaction from the state police command spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor failed, as calls made to his mobile phone went unanswered.

Meanwhile, the entire city seem to be in chaos as protesters set bonfires at various spots.

Also, all entry points into the city are blocked by the protesters, causing untold hardship to travellers who have to connect their various routes through the city.

Intra- city transportation was also halted, causing commuters much agony, as they have to walk long distances to their respective destinations.

The ever busy Benin/Abuja highway was blocked after the by-pass, while Benin/Agbor road was blocked at Police road Junction.

A commuter who was returning to Benin from Abuja told our correspondent that his vehicle remained static at Egba Junction for over three hours.

Other places like Agbor Park, Rammat Park, Okhoro road and Medical Store road junctions were also blocked with bonfires by the protesters.

The Ugbowo aixs of the city and Ekehuan road were also not left out.

The protesters who apparently slept on the Ekehuan road, made fires on the road with which they cooked their foods.

One of the protesting youths, Collins Omorogie, said their protest is not only against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), but against injustice meted on Nigerians by the government.

“The injustice in the three arms of our government and many more are what we are protesting against today in the strongest term.

“We are saying no to corruption; we are saying no to nepotism; we are saying no to embezzlement; we are saying no to quack leadership.

“Part of this protest is reformation of our police. There are also government agencies, parastatals that need total reform. But most importantly we are protesting and demanding for a total restructuring of the country.

“We need a government that is free from corruption. We need a government that will say no to embezzlement. We need a government that will say no to nepotism,” he said.

Posted 19/10/2020 06:48:47 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Lamido meets Obasanjo, says nobody is safe

Fayose backs Soyinka, Afenifere urges South West govs...

EFCC grills 25 suspected oil thieves in Port...

Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments...

Troops neutralize 420 terrorists, bandits; arrest 101, recover...

SARS operatives arrest Dino Melaye

Nigerians will suffer if fuel subsidy is removed...

REPORT CARD: Presidency lists Buhari’s achievements in six...

Police detain Edo man for impregnating daughter

Kenya tortured, detained Kanu for eight days before...

265 policemen killed in Borno by insurgents –...

FG declares Shiites’ movement as terrorist group

 

Latest News Police kill bandits’ leader, Yellow Magaji who terrorizes Abuja-Kaduna road in hotel Gov. Ugwuanyi unveils action plan for tackling water supply challenge in Enugu COVID-19: FG directs all civil servants to resume, get vaccinated Over 500 arrested IPOB members languishing at Kaduna military camps - spokesman Crypto transactions in Russia hit $5bn Nigeria’s obsolete curriculum limiting innovation, tech development – Cleric 400-level student found dead in varsity hostel We found names of babies in Borno payroll — Zulum Sen Nnamani buries mother on Monday Notorious kidnapper Evans sentenced to death by hanging Archbishop to Parishioners: No PVCs, no wedding, burial ceremonies 95 Obigbo, Orlu residents abducted by Nigerian soldiers discovered in Kaduna Prisons - Intersociety

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (221,016 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (221,014 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (221,013 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (221,012 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (221,012 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (221,011 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (221,011 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (221,011 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (214,773 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (214,454 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (167,318 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (165,586 views)

 

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (7,331) FAITH (158) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (56) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (40)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.