RAZORNEWS NIGERIA|November 19, 2020
Residents of Festac town and road users are lamenting over the pain they go through as a result of total barricade of 2nd avenue, a major gateway to the Festival town.
It was gathered that the road barricade was ordered by the Area Commander, Area E, Festac town for fear of another possible #ENDSARS attack on the station.
But the action has thrown road users and vehicle owners living in that community into suffering as they are now forced to use only one entry and exit point into the town.
Motorists are now forced to spend 3hours on traffic in order to use the only available 21 Road to access Amuwo Odofin area.
One of the residents who spoke on condition of anonymity said: “We are in pain as a result of the action of the Area Commander. They blocked the road and no one dared to question them. The police is really not ready to show us that they are friends of the public. We spend over 2 hour to come in or go out of Festac because we are now forced to use 21 Road. Someone should please call the Area Commander to order.”
Another road user said: “They say they are barricading the road to avoid attack by Endsars people. Are Endsars protesters using vehicle during their protest? They should stop suffering the masses and open up government road. We are tired.”
It was gathered that only persons or residents who are very close to the Area commander are allowed to ply the road.
Media aide to the Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Government Council, Kola Foloruunso told The Guardian that the council did not approve the action of the police.
According to him, “The LG Chairman did not approved the blockade of the road and he is not in support of police action.”