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ASUU strike: Police deploy officers to Third Mainland Bridge to avert protest

ASUU strike: Police deploy officers to Third Mainland Bridge to avert protest
September 21
13:36 2022

The Lagos police command has deployed officers to Third Mainland Bridge to stop the planned protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU).

Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, on Wednesday, said the command will not allow any group to deprive Lagosians of their right to free movement.

On Monday, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) blocked the roads leading to Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos.

The association said the blockade was to protest the ongoing ASUU strike.

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The development left travellers who had flights to catch with no option, but to walk to the airport.

Officers of the Lagos police command were mobilised to strategic locations at the Third Mainland Bridge in order to stop the planned protest.

Hundeyin, in a series of tweets, said blocking roads during protest is a breach of the fundamental rights of others.

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“I personally visited the 3rd Mainland Bridge this morning. Our officers led by DPO Adeniji Adele, CSP Lanre Edegbai, are fully on ground at that end of the bridge,” the Lagos police spokesperson wrote.

“Same applies at other points. Have no fear. We got you covered. We will not allow any person or group of persons deprive Lagosians of their Right to Freedom of Movement. Everyone’s rights must be respected!”

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