4 individuals had been reportedly crushed to demise in Benin, Edo State within the wee hours of Sunday, when a Sport Utility Car bumped into a bunch of protesters who slept on the street.
4 others who sustained critical accidents had been mentioned to have been rushed to the State Specialist Hospital for therapy.
The protesters had been mentioned to have set bonfire on the street and slept beside it, when the car bumped into them.
In accordance with a report monitored on a neighborhood radio station, the incident occurred alongside 2nd East Round Highway, by Uwa Junction.
The driving force of the car was mentioned to have deserted it on the spot and fled from the scene of the incident.
Effort to get a response from the state police command spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor failed, as calls made to his cell phone went unanswered.
In the meantime, all the metropolis appear to be in chaos as protesters set bonfires at numerous spots.
Additionally, all entry factors into town are blocked by the protesters, inflicting untold hardship to travellers who’ve to attach their numerous routes by town.
Intra- metropolis transportation was additionally halted, inflicting commuters a lot agony, as they need to stroll lengthy distances to their respective locations.
The ever busy Benin/Abuja freeway was blocked after the by-pass, whereas Benin/Agbor street was blocked at Police street Junction.
A commuter who was returning to Benin from Abuja informed our correspondent that his car remained static at Egba Junction for over three hours.
Different locations like Agbor Park, Rammat Park, Okhoro street and Medical Retailer street junctions had been additionally blocked with bonfires by the protesters.
The Ugbowo aixs of town and Ekehuan street had been additionally not disregarded.
The protesters who apparently slept on the Ekehuan street, made fires on the street with which they cooked their meals.
One of many protesting youths, Collins Omorogie, mentioned their protest is just not solely towards the Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), however towards injustice meted on Nigerians by the federal government.
“The injustice within the three arms of our authorities and plenty of extra are what we’re protesting towards right now within the strongest time period.
“We’re saying no to corruption; we’re saying no to nepotism; we’re saying no to embezzlement; we’re saying no to quack management.
“A part of this protest is reformation of our police. There are additionally authorities businesses, parastatals that want whole reform. However most significantly we’re protesting and demanding for a complete restructuring of the nation.
“We’d like a authorities that’s free from corruption. We’d like a authorities that may say no to embezzlement. We’d like a authorities that may say no to nepotism,” he mentioned.