#EndSARS: Motorists groan as protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

#EndSARS: Motorists groan as protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

<p class="">Motorists on Friday groaned over gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as a result of protest against the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARs).</p>

<h1>The protesters carried placards with different inscriptions as they blocked the expressway, causing gridlock.</h1>

<p class="">A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who monitored the situation reports that the gridlock affected both lanes of the expressway.</p>

<p class="">The gridlock which started from Mowe axis of the expressway in Obafemi-Owode Local Government, Ogun, had extended to Magboro end of Lagos axis.</p>

<p class="">Passengers who could not bear with the gridlock were, however, seen trekking.</p>

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<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/MmE7MDA_/4284e0eab9c5204a52d44a2e7c2fa6fb.jpg" alt="Motorists groan as protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. [NAN]"> <figcaption>Motorists groan as protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. [NAN]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Some of the motorists, who spoke with NAN expressed their displeasure over the situation.</p>

<p class="">Mr <strong>Muyiwa Akande</strong>, a commercial driver, told NAN that he had been in the gridlock for more than five hours as at the time of filing this report.</p>

<p class="">Akande, who explained that he left Ibadan around 8 a.m for Lagos, said he was still in the gridlock as at 1pm.</p>

<p class="">“<em>Ordinarily, this journey should not to take me more than one and half hours maximum but I have spent more than five hours in the gridlock.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“This is terrible and something urgent must be done,” </em>he said.</p>

<p class="">Another driver, Mr <strong>Ismail Olayiwola</strong>, said he left Osogbo as early as 7 a.m with the hope of getting to Lagos before 11a.m but was surprised to meet the gridlock in Mowe.</p>

<p class="">Olayiwola said he had spent more than six hours in the gridlock.</p>

<p class="">He appealed to the youths to put a stop to the protest for the sake of the masses.</p>

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<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/Mzg7MDA_/8d43cccd1c346cda477b23c2298b2c0e.jpg" alt="Motorists groan as protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. [NAN]"> <figcaption>Motorists groan as protesters block Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. [NAN]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">Some passengers, who could not bear the pain of the gridlock and took to trekking also spoke with NAN correspondent.</p>

<p class="">Miss <strong>Charity Nwafor</strong>, said he had been in the gridlock for more than seven hours and could no longer bear the pain of sitting in the bus.</p>

<p class="">Nwafor said that she left Ibadan around 6 a.m but was still in the gridlock as at 12 noon.</p>

<p class="">She said that since she could no longer bear it, she had decided to trek from Ibafo to Berger to safe time.</p>

<p class=""><em>“I cannot bear it any longer and there is no hope in sight that the situation will improve.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“That is why I have to embark on trekking to my destination,” </em>Nwafor said. </p>

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