#EndSARS protesters in Lagos and Ibadan have shut down the Iwo Road and the Alausa ends of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, bringing the flow of traffic in both cities to a standstill.
The protesters, who have stormed the cities keep chanting, “End SARS now!”
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Over the past week, Nigerian youths both in the country and the diaspora have been protesting against police brutality, especially from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, which is notorious for harassing, extorting and even killing Nigerians. The peaceful protesters are asking that SARS be scrapped permanently.
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Consequently, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announced the dissolution of the unit, and promised to redeploy the officers to other units of the force.
However, despite the announcement of the dissolution, there have been more reported cases of police brutality across different parts of the nation.
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Protesters in Ibadan shut down the entrance and exit to Iwo Road, stopping the flow of traffic from Ife, Ikire, Iwo, Oyo town, and Lagos. This was despite pleas from members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to allow filled-up buses and cars leave for Lagos.