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#ENDSARS protest cripples movement, business in Lagos

The ENDSARS protest which entered into its fourth day in a row on Monday has made movement within the commercial city of Lagos very difficult.

As early as 4am, protesters occupied strategic major ways like Lekki Tollgate, Lekki Link Bridge tollgate leading to practically impassable road traffic along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.

Employees working along the axis have to call in to request a work-from-home model to make up for absence from work.

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The protest is continuing despite a video announcement by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) that the rogue police unit known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has been disbanded.

“These demands are basic demands. They are the norm for a country that respects its citizens. The anomaly is that we are fighting to have them,” Omojuwa Japheth, a new media professional, tweeted.

Commercial buses have had to increase fares within the route. Fares from Ajah to CMS, for instance, is going as high as N800 from N400.

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