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Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos State

Normalcy returns to Lekki area of Lagos State

Normalcy has returned to the Lekki-Ajah area of Lagos State, as commuters and residents now ply the road with little or no obstruction.

Reports by a news correspondent have it that commuters were seen driving through the Admiralty and Ikoyi-Link Bridge Toll Gates to their various destinations.

Protests over a now-disbanded police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), took over the area for about two weeks, with demonstrators using the social media hashtag #EndSars to rally crowds.

The protesters had blocked the toll gates, while protesting against police brutality and an end to such, calling on the government to accede to their demands.

However, on Oct. 20, the protesters were dispersed by alleged shootings that caused many injuries following a 24-hour curfew imposed by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the state.

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Some residents expressed gladness that the crisis was over, calling on the state government to ensure the safety of its citizenry.

They also called on the government to dialogue with the youth and give them the opportunity to thrive.
“We need peace and stability in our country, and that can be achieved through dialogue with the parties involved.”

Another resident, Emmanuel Afiawari, advised youths to be educated and improve themselves on how to engage government meaningfully.

He said, “The youth are our future, and they need to be given the opportunity to contribute their quotas to the development of our nation.”

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