Gridlock as #EndSARS protesters block Lekki toll gate

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Despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, #EndSARS protesters on Monday morning hit the Lekki Toll Gate section of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State, to resume demonstrations.

The aggrieved protesters formed a human chain at the Lekki toll gate, demanding that the government ends SARS completely.

“End SARS now, not deployment,” the protesters chanted as they blocked the toll gate, preventing commuters from going through.

The development led to early morning gridlock as commuters and motorists on their way to work were on standstill.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu had earlier on Sunday afternoon, announced the disbandment of the police unit saying a new policing arrangement to replace the now-defunct SARS would be announced in due course.

But the protesters are not having it, they argued that this isn’t the first time promise has been made to disband the unit, the only difference this time being the language used.

Some pointed out that having the same rogue officers deployed to other units in the force will mean that the assault on the youths will not stop, it’ll just be in a different form.



Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.


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