Motorists groan as protesters block Abuja airport road, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Third Mainland Bridge

The #EndSARS protesters on Friday defied the Federal Capital Territory minister’s directive banning protests in the FCT as they shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja. The mammoth crowd massed at the city gate causing a serious traffic gridlock on the busy highway, which was said to have prevented some travelers from accessing the airport on time to board their flights. The FCT Security Committee chaired by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, had stopped street rallies which he said violated the COVID-19 protocols.  He also directed the security…

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Why we arrested anti-fuel hike protesters in Lagos – Police

The Lagos State Police Command said it arrested protesters at the Ojuelegba area of the state for conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, said the four journalists, who were picked from the protest ground had been released. He said the others, who were charged to court, were warned and discharged. Adejobi said, “The protesters were picked by police personnel in the Surulere area command. The four journalists were released, but others were taken to the task force base at…

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