#ENDSARS: Commuters, motorists stranded in Benin as Youths barricade  highway

#ENDSARS: Commuters, motorists stranded in Benin as Youths barricade highway

Commuters and motorists passing through Benin City to South South and South East states were yesterday stranded in Benin as  youths baricaded all entry and exit road following #endsars protest in state.
Residents  of the state, particularly Benin metropolis had to trekked long distance to get to their destination as vehicle were not allowed to plying the road.
It was gathered that some of the youths baricaded Benin-Lagos highway, some also baricaded the Benin-Auchi and Benin-Agbor road while others take over the Benin-Warri-PortHarcourt road preventing motorists from exit and entering the city.
The youths set burn fire on the Benin-Auchi and Benin-Agbor road, singing and dancing   while at the University of Benin axis of the Benin-Lagos road, the youths were cooking launch on the road.
It was also learnt that driver who bush path to by-pass the blockade  had to pay between N100 and N200 before accessing the road. 
A Benin-Auchi bound passenger, Mrs Momodu who spoke to our reporter, said lamented that the youths are bringing uneccessary  hardship to road users.
” I left Auchi by 9am and this is 4pm, I am just entering the Benin. This is a journey of two hours and this is 4pm, I have not reach my destination,”
“The youth are now using the protest as money making, they are collecting money from drivers who take the bush path to beat the road block,” she said.
One of the protesters who gave his name John Osarodion, said they will continue the protest untill the government answered all their demands to end police brutality and other excesses including bad governance

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