Nigerian youths protesting against the extrajudicial activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force, have blocked the Lekki Toll Gate section of the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos State.
The demonstrations which started this early morning, October 12, 2020, caused a heavy gridlock in the area as commuters and motorists on their way to work were on standstill.
The development is coming barely 24 hours the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammaed Adamu announced the immediate disbandment of the SARS police unit following nationwide protests over its brutality, illegal arrest, extortion, extra-judicial killings, among others.
It was gathered that the #EndSARS protesters on Monday want the police authorities to carry out psychological evaluation and re-training of all disbanded SARS officers before they are redeployed.
They demand the release of all arrested protesters, justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.
They also want increased salaries for police officers as well as the establishment of an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of police misconduct within 10 days.
Watch videos from the protesting scene below:
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Meanwhile, Popular Nigerian singer, Davido has announced that he will be meeting with IGP Adamu this morning to probably discuss what the Nigerian youths want from the Police and Federal Government.