• Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

#EndSars protest grounds Akure, as youths cook on roads

ByOjuasha

Oct 20, 2020

HUNDREDS OF YOUTHS IDENTIFYING WITH THE #ENDSARS PROTEST HAVE GROUNDED ECONOMIC AND OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES IN AKURE, THE ONDO STATE CAPITAL, BY BLOCKING MAJOR ROUTES IN THE CAPITAL CITY.

SOME OF THE AREAS BLOCKED INCLUDED ONDO ROAD, AGAGU ROAD, CUSTOMS JUNCTION, NEPA AREA, FIRST BANK AT ALAGBAKA-AKURE, FUTA AND ROAD BLOCK AXIS OF AKURE.

IT WAS A CARNIVAL LIKE IN MOST THE JUNCTIONS BLOCKED BY THE YOUTHS, WHILE SOME SET UP MUSIC, COOKING ON THE ROADS AND OTHER PLAYING FOOTBALL ON THE ROAD.

THE PROTESTERS DETERMINED WITH THE PROTEST MADE NEAR THE ROAD AT FUTA SEEN WITH STOCKED BOTTLED-WATER AND FOODS ITEMS

THE SITUATION RESULTED IN SERIOUS GRIDLOCK RENDERING MOTORISTS AND COMMUTERS STRANDED ESPECIALLY RESIDENTS AND WORKERS.

IN AN INTERVIEW, A MOTORIST, MR ADE WASIU WHO WAS CONVOY FROM ILORIN INTO AKURE, LAMENTED THE SITUATION, SAYING IT BROUGHT A LOT OF HARDSHIP

HE SAID HE HAD TO TREK TEN KILOMETERS TO GET ANOTHER VEHICLE TO HIS ‘ DESTINATION

ONE OF THE COORDINATORS OF THE PROTEST, MR BABATUNDE AHMED, THREATENED THAT THEY WOULD REMAIN ON THE ROAD UNTIL GOVERNMENT DO THE NEEDFUL.

REPORT FROM ORE ALSO SAYS ENDSARS PROTESTERS TODAY BLOCKED EVER BUSY LAGOS-ORE- BENIN HIGHWAY.

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