Photos and reports by various Nigerian media outlets have confirmed that youths protesting against extra-judicial killings and police brutality have taken over major highways, roads and tollgates in Lagos state. These aggrieved protesters using the Twitter hashtags #ENDSARS and #SARSMUSTEND have reportedly taken their protests to the popular roads in Lagos State since Saturday 10th of October 2020 till the time of writing this report.
#ENDSARS and #SARSMUSTEND protesters paralyze traffic in Lagos State by blocking major roads and tollgates
Officials of the SARS or FSARS which is the Special Anti-Robbery Squad division of the Nigerian police force are currently being accused of being responsible for several extra-judicial killings and brutality cases. These past incidents and accusations have allegedly sparked the current outrage and ongoing protests by Nigeria youths calling for a complete end of the division.
Despite Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s appeal to the Nigerian youths for a peaceful protest, the recent alleged harsh response of the police force to the protesters have escalated the outrage in them. As of the time of writing this report, some of the top 10 richest Nigerian musicians in Nigeria like Wizkid, Davido and Tiwa Savage have also joined the #ENDSARS protest to support a call for an end to that unit of the Nigerian police.
Popular Nigerian musicians like Wizkid, Davido and others have also joined the #ENDSARS and #SARSMUSTEND protests
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More reports from several sources have also confirmed that the aggrieved protesters are also causing heavy gridlocks around Berger, Ikotun, Ikeja, Mile 12, Ketu, Ojota, Maryland, Alausa and many other parts of Lagos state.
Below is a Twitter video showing traffic gridlock at Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos caused by #ENDSARS protesters.