Hoodlums Setup Road Block Around Lagos Collect Toll As Protest Continues across the country
Hoodlums, miscreants, and Thugs have gradually hijacked the Endsars peaceful protest in Lagos and other states across the country.
Yesterday was a gloomy day as violence was witnessed in various states across the country including the federal capital Territory Abuja where thugs, miscreants, and hoodlums set fire to a large number of protesters cars. In Benin City, the Edo state capital hoodlums attacked two prisons, freeing hundreds of prisoners. A police station was also set ablaze and police armory looted forcing the State government to declared a 24 hours curfew in the state to help check the spate of growing spate of violence and lawlessness.
In Lagos state, the Endsars peaceful protest has become a business avenue for thugs and miscreants, who have erected roadblock in various parts of the state tolling and extorting Lagosians and other road users. Yesterday in areas like Ikorodu Road, Fadeyi, motorists have to pay as high as 1000naira before they were allowed passage. On Lagos Island, the issue was terrible as there was a toll point between every 2-minute drive with Hoodlums collecting 500 naira at each toll.
Since it was very profitable for the hoodlums yesterday, the number of toll point erected by these hoodlums and miscreant have increased in number scattered around the state. Traveling around the city has become daring and dangerous, there have been reports of Hoodlums attacking government outfits and police unit.
Earlier today thugs, hoodlums, and miscreants attacked the Orile Police Station along the Mile 2 – Badagry Expressway, setting the police station on fire. The growing violence in the state has force governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to impose a 24 house curfew in the state. With the way the protest is fast becoming violent, there is an urgent need for both the Federal government and state government to take decisive measures as to curb the activities of hoodlums, thugs, and miscreants who have taken advantage of the peaceful Endsars protest to ferment trouble and cause mayhem.