EndSARS protesters grounds Abeokuta, block major roads


Abeokuta,the Ogun state capital, was on Friday, grounded by thousands of youths in continuation of #endSARS protest in the state.
The protesters, had converged at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) junction leading to the government secretariat and Abiola way in the early hours of the day.

They blocked major roads leading to major areas in the state, as hundreds of motorists travelling outside the state were stranded on both sides of the road.

Many government workers trekked down to their offices at Oke-Mosan as the protesters prevented people to get to their destinations.
School children were also affected by the protest. 
The protesters at the time of filing this report had blocked the Ibara roundabout at Panseke area of the state .

Speaking in an interview,  Mr Morounfolu Adeniyi,  African Development Consultant, Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), said there demands included halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens who were  unlawfully arrested.

“Other demands include justice for the victims of police brutality, including payment of compensation .

” The EndSARS protesters forum agrees to the setting up of  Independent Panel by the National Human Rights Commission within the next one week, and the psychological evaluation of policemen before redeployment including increasing their salaries,” he said. 

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