New #EndSARS protests: Policemen, soldiers storm Lekki toll gate

Armed policemen and soldiers have reportedly been deployed to the Lekki toll gate plaza, Lagos, to prevent another round of #EndSARS protests.

New #EndSARS protests: Policemen, soldiers storm Lekki toll gate

According to reports from some motorists, the security operatives were deployed around midnight.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, did not respond to calls on Monday morning, The Punch reports.

However, both the military and the police authorities had warned several times last week that they would not allow another round of protests to take place.

The #EndSARS protests, which took place in October, were hijacked by hoodlums leading to destruction of properties and loss of lives.

The demonstrations also turned bloody in Lagos on October 20, 2020 when men in military uniform opened fire on young protesters at the Lekki toll plaza, an epicentre of the protests in Lagos.

Thousands of prisoners were also set free during the riots that followed.

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