Nigerian Youths Hold Candlelight Vigil For Victims Of SARS Officers

There was gridlock on Third Mainland Bridge on Friday after youths protesting against police brutality partially shut the Iyana-Oworo-Oworonshoki section of the bridge.

It was gathered that the #EndSARS protesters had arrived at the bridge a few minutes to 06pm.

Apart from the gridlock, many passengers were stranded.

Also, the protesters also blocked the Berger section of the Long Bridge linking Lagos Ibadan-Ibadan Expressway.

A commuter told our correspondent that the protesters’ action led road users to drive against traffic.

“We had to pass one way because of the protesters. There was a serious gridlock. I spent almost two hours on the same spot,” the commuter said.

Also, the protesters held a candlelight procession for victims of police brutality in the country.

The candlelight procession held at Lekki toll gate and Alausa.

It was learnt that the procession held in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria.

In Abuja:

Earlier, the global rights group, Amnesty International, said 10 protesters have been killed by the Nigeria Police Force since the #EndSARS demonstrations began last Thursday.

Amnesty said this in a tweet on Monday.

It said, “So far, Nigerian police have killed at least 10 people since the start of protests against callous operations of SARS.”

Policemen in the Ogbomosho town of Oyo State on Saturday killed a youth, Isiaq Jimoh, who was said not to be part of the protest.

Also, a passerby-by was killed in Lagos on Monday.

On Friday, at least two people died when armed men attacked protesters in Benin, Edo State.

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