Tue. Oct 20th, 2020

​Revolution Bell Rings In Warri As Protesters Blocks Effurun, DSC Roundabouts 

By Binebai Princewill 

What began as #Endsars protest by young Nigerians to stop alleged Police brutality across the country is gradually taking a new dimension as series of issues have since been included in their demands for a better Nigeria.

When The Liberator Newspapers crew took a tour round major points of the protest, some of the angry youths were  brandishing different placards which reads as follows “Restructure Nigeria now, reduce senators and house of representatives salaries, Warri refinery should work , end bad governance, we don’t need Sars or Swat, end corruption in Nigeria, we need resource control ”  and other peculiar issues in Nigeria.

However, the ever busy Effurun and DSC roundabouts in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have been blocked, haltering vehicular movements, causing heavy gridlock in the area by the determined protesters. 

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The gridlock occasioned by the #Endsars protest have gravely affected vehicular movements in the entire oil city of Warri, owing to the centrality and sensitive nature of the busy roundabouts. 

As it is, no vehicle can come into Warri from Ughelli, Yenagoa, Edo, Ondo, Lagos, Abuja and other states across the country to Warri as the city is locked down in the protest without any vehicle coming in and moving out.

The massive protest have gravely affected internal movements of vehicles within the Warri, a situation many Nigerians have described as a welcome development. 

However, at the DSC roundabout, it was like a drama as popular Nigerian artist, Eedris Abdulkareem’s “Nigeria Jaga Jaga ” song becomes their anthem for the protest.

As at the time of filling this report, the protest is gathering more momentum as more protesters from different areas are joining the protest representing different civil society groups. 

This is a developing story, more details later……..


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