PROTESTERS WARRI

Reports from various parts of Warri Metropolis Thursdays indicated that there was stampede and pandemonium in several parts of the City.

A number of youths who were at the Effurun Roundabout reportedly set ablaze three trucks bearing petroleum products.

The reason of burning the trucks  were not clear but some persons said trouble started  when one of the youths was crushed by a truck.

At Udu, a number of Youths mounted barricades denying people free movement.

Many road users complained that they were dispossessed of their phones and valuables by those supposedly protesting against police brutality.

The entrance to the NPA Premises was still under the control of the Youths who have been staging a peaceful protest there.

Chairman of Warri South Council, Dr Mike Tidi had appealed to protesters in the area to protect government infrastructure while pursuing their grievances.

At the NPA Expressway end of PTI Junction a number of youths set up bonfire Wednesday night and stopped the free flow of vehicles.

The State Government declared a two-day curfew starting 6pm Thursday ostensibly because of what has been observed as criminal activities by some of the protesters.

Many people in support of the protest have been expressing unhappiness that a number of people may have derailed from the real struggle and are now dispossessing others of their properties.



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