PROTESTERS/VIOLENCE

The EndSARS protests in some parts of Delta State took another dimension on Thursday, as they went violent, causing mayhem.

Correspondent John Glover reports that the angry protesters blocked the busy Asaba-Kwale Road with burnfires, smashing windscreen of some vehicles.

Many travellers coming from Asaba were stranded at the Ogume junction of the Asaba-Kwale Road.

At Ozoro junction, protesters also mounted a roadblock with burnfires preventing vehicles from accessing the Ozoro-Kwale Road.

At Ughelli the story was not different, as youths barricaded the Isoko, Afiesere and Amekpa Junctions with burn fires.

Some motorists who tried to pass other adjoining link roads in some of the villages were made to pay up to five hundred naira to the community youths as bribe before they were allowed to pass through the roads.

At the DSC and Effurun Roundabouts, youths also mounted roadblocks with burnfires, preventing vehicular movements.

Tricycle riders popularly called Keke riders are making  cash, as they were allowed to convey stranded passengers from the burnfires in DSC roundabout to the Effurun roundabout.

The protests took another dimension when a tanker allegedly crushed one of the protesters. Armed soldiers were seen mounting guard at the Mammy Market while an armoured tank was stationed at the Army Barrack Effurun.



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