Protesters Unfazed By Deployment Of Security Agents, Attack By Thugs As They Continue To Demand Answers

#EndSARS protesters were unfazed by the deployment of security agents by the Federal government as they continue their protests in major Nigerian cities against police brutality, extortion, extra-judicial killings, corruption by public officers and bad governance.

The protesters poured out to the streets, as early as 7am in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Abia, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo and Ebonyi states, demanding end to SARS and the things mentioned above.

The protests were mostly peaceful, as the youths, who were in the majority, blocked major roads.

However in Abuja, security operatives deployed by the government and thugs, said to be loyal to those in power, attacked #EndSARS peaceful protesters at various locations.

Security agents were accused of looking the other way as thugs attacked protesters.

The protest leaders further accused government of using police and thugs to disrupt the demonstrations.

While the police and soldiers dispersed the campaigners with tear gas and horse whips, hoodlums assaulted them and set ablaze eight vehicles at Kabusa Junction, Apo, and at the Central Business District.

A video of the burning cars has gone viral on the internet.

Two persons reportedly died as a result of the attacks. Many others were wounded.

The FCT police spokesperson, ASP Mariam Yusuf, confirmed the burning of the cars, saying investigation had commenced.

The police also confirmed the death of an #EndSARS protester, Anthony Onome, who died as a result of injuries sustained during an attack by suspected hoodlums in Kubwa on Saturday.

Protesters had blocked the road at Kuje, Soka and Airport Junctions, leaving motorists and air passangers stranded.

Those who flew into Abuja from other parts of the country were unable to access the city centre, as the expressway was completely blocked.

Lagos was brought to a standstill on Monday as a result of the protests, which had erupted on October 8. Most people could not get to work or go about their business.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the protesters blocked the Lagos- Badagry and Lagos-Ibadan expressways.

Ovi Kuponu, one of the coordinators of the protest, Ovi Kuponu, told journalists the youth in Badagry and Agbara came out to protest deplorable state of the expressway and bad governance.

Vehicular movements were totally paralysed in Ikeja, Lagos State capital.

Thousands of youths occupied the stretch of Awolowo Road from Allen Junction to the Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa.

Travellers werre said to be stranded as protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abeokuta roads.

Also, almost all the major roads in Ogun State were blocked on Monday by the protesters.

Some of the areas affected included   Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Arepo and Mowe areas, Sagamu Interchange, Presidential Boulevard, Oke-Mosan, Panseke, Camp-Osiele, Owode-Yewa, Ilaro, Ado-Odo,  Sango and Papalanto.

The protesters,  under the aegis of concerned Mowe youths,  assembled at Mowe Junction as early as 8am and blocked  Sagamu Interchange.

Also, thousands of youths in Owode-Yewa in the Yewa South Local Government Area of the state blocked some roads in protest against bad governance.

In Benin, the Edo State capital, alll the major roads in the city were blocked as early as 7am with bonfire at strategic points in the city.

The entire city centre was on a  complete lockdown, with the protesters chanting, ‘No to SARS’  and ‘Buhari must go.’

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