Nigerian Youths agitating for an end to police brutality and harrasements had taken over Iwo road in Ibadan, Oyo State capital in Tuesday.
The die hard protesters has caused gridlock on the ever busy road of Ibadan as early as 9 am of Tuesday morning, PUNCH reported.
The report also confirmed that many travellers has been left stranded in the heat of the protest and held in a traffic that doesn’t look like it will free soon.
One of the protesters, identified simply as Akande, said, “It is our right to protest. We apologise to those affected by the gridlock, but we expect that they should be part of us. They are also exploited by policemen while travelling.”
The public demonstration is a continuity for the nationwide protests against an end to police brutality in Nigeria, Scrapping of SARS and reform of the entire police force.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed, had on Sunday announced the dissolution of the FSARS in after widespread protest.
The protesters blocked highways in Lagos on Monday, demanding that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), addresses them.
Buhari on Monday insisted that “disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms”.
“The purpose of law enforcement and the purpose of policing is for the safety of lives and livelihood of Nigerians,” he said.
But protesters vowed to keep up the pressure, saying previous pledges to disband the unit and punish officers responsible for abuses were not honoured.
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