Lagos, Nigeria’s business and financial engine-room, was yesterday groaning under a crippling protest by the militia group, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).
Security agents looked the other way as the group’s members troubled the city, calling for the removal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega.
The protesters were members of a faction of the OPC, led by Chief Gani Adams, one of those who have just won the controversial N9billion pipelines protection contracts. They were supported by an amorphos group – the Committee of Concerned Nigerians (CCN). Some Niger-Delta militants reportedly joined the protest.
The protesters got traffic stuck for hours, smashed cars, harassed motorists and disrupted business in many parts of the city.
They destroyed banners and camapign billboards of All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates. The streets were strewn with the pamphlets they gave out to terrified residents and satchets of water they consumed.
“Had supportters of the APC reacted, the story would have been different,” an APC chief who watched the march said.
The protesters smashed their way through the major streets— from Berger at the entrance into the city from Ibadan through Ojota to Maryland where they converged before marching through Ikorodu Road to the National Stadium. READ MORE HERE
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