On Monday, the #EndSARS protesters defied the threat by the Federal Government to deploy security agents in silencing their protests against police brutality across the country.
The protesters, mostly youths as early as 7am trooped out in major cities in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Abia, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo and Ebonyi states blocking roads.
However in Abuja, security operatives and thugs attacked the peaceful protesters at various locations in which the security agents watched as thugs attacked protesters.
Despite the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, announcement of the disbandment of SARS and a few days later announced the setting up of the Special Weapon and Tactics Team, the protesters insisted that the government had not met their demands, including prosecution of SARS operatives involved in extrajudicial killings.
On Sunday, the Federal Government then warned the protesters that it would not tolerate a descent into anarchy.
In Lagos, means of transportation and human movements were at a standstill in many parts of Lagos including Ijanikin, Iyana Isashi and Agbara axis of the Lagos – Badagry Expressway as angry youths protested against police brutality.
The protesters blocked the expressway with two articulated vehicles at Agbara, preventing vehicles from coming or going out of the area.
One of the coordinators of the protest, Ovi Kuponu, said the youth in Badagry and Agbara came out to protest deplorable state of the expressway and bad governance.
Vehicular movements were totally paralysed in Ikeja, Lagos State capital.
Some of the areas affected included Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Arepo and Mowe areas, Sagamu Interchange, Presidential Boulevard, Oke-Mosan, Panseke, Camp-Osiele, Owode-Yewa, Ilaro, Ado-Odo, Sango and Papalanto.
The protesters, under the aegis of concerned Mowe youths, assembled at Mowe Junction as early as 8am and blocked Sagamu Interchange.
The youths were also protesting against bad governance.