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#EndSARS: One dead in Delta, as protesters block Warri -Benin highway

Corpse of the boy wrapped on Nigeria flag
Corpse of the boy wrapped on Nigeria flag

 

A yet to be identified 13 years old boy who allegedly took part of #EndSARS protesters has died from injuries he sustained after he fell off from a moving truck believed to be heading outside the town in Sapele, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.

 

The teenager whose was said to have joined the thousands of protesting youths who had stormed the roads in Sapele to demand for the Federal Government to end the terror reign unleashed on the people by the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.

Advocate gathered from a source who who pleaded for spoke in confidence, he said: “He jumped on a moving truck that was heading outside town and the next thing was that he fell from the back of the moving truck and before we could rush him to the clinic, he died.

 

The corpse of the teenager has been wrapped with the Nigeria flag, place on the back of the truck on open display at the Amukpe area of Sapele, causing massive traffic to commuters.

 

Meanwhile the thousands of #EndSARS protesters who stormed the Sapele end of the Warri – Benin Highway, causing gridlock and untold hardship for travellers using that route has vowed not to back down.

 

The #EndSARS protesters mostly youths from Sapele and its environs for the second time in four days took over the highway as early as 9am while another set marched through the town singing solidarity songs and disrupting activities, before stating their demand, total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad now known as Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) by the Inspector-General of Police and an end to police brutality.

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The protesters are also demanding the quick fixing of the Benin/Sapele section of the road which has now become a nightmare for motorist.

 

Some of the protesters told Vanguard that they are also protesting police brutality, extortion and harassment of their people in Sapele saying even as they protest extortion by the police is still rift in in the town.

 

A protesters who called himself Chambers said they are are also using the protest to register their displeasure with the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari stand over the current state of the Benin-Sapele section of the East-West Road adding that they are gradually being cut off from the other part of the country.

 

Mrs Mercy Ajagbe, another protesters said “Let them fix the roads, it’s so bad now, that is part of what we are asking of and if Federal Government refuses to listen to us, we will sustain this protest until our demands are met.”

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