Tension, As #EndSARS Protesters Threaten To Block Abuja Entry Routes

By Musa Sunusi Ahmad

There is palpable tension in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and its environs as EndSARS protesters have threatened to shut down the ever-busy Abuja-Keffi all entry routes to the capital city.

Abuja is surrounded by roads from Kadua- Kubwa highway, Nyanya-Keffi road and the Gwagwalada – Airport road.

But the protesters have said they are going to shutdown all the routes on Monday, as part of their demonstrations against SARS and bad good governance.

Part of the threat, which was contained in a twitter handle, informed residents that the protesters are taking Monday morning protest to AYA roundabout at about 6am.

The same group had earlier made their threat a reality when they blocked the Beger bridge and the airport roads last week.

But the latest plan is said to be vicious as many civil servants might be stopped from going to work.

The protesters said they will also block the road leading to Karu, Nyanya, Maraba, Karshi, Jikwoyi, Masaka, Ado and others.

There is the fear that protesters might ground the activities of government in the FCT, since over 70 percent of civil servants in the FCT live in these axes and it would cripple government activities.

Already, some civil servants, who spoke with our reporter on the threat have expressed their unwillingness to come to work tomorrow, being Monday, because of the threat from the group.

Michael Abeni, who lives in Nyanya told LEADERSHIP that since he had gotten the information about the protest, he would rather remain at home to avoid being stranded on the road or even being attacked by the protesters.

“I must tell you that tomorrow will be difficult formany civil servants living in Nyanya-Maraba axis. This is because of the threat from the Endsars protesters. For me, I will remain at home to avoid what happened during the protest at the Airport road, where many people could not reach their homes after the close of work.”

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