#EndSARS protesters demonstrating against police brutality and human rights violations continued their protests across the country on Saturday.
The protests entered its 11th day, with more cities in different states joining in the protests, which originally clamoured for the disbandment of the now-defunct Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (F-SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.
In Lagos State, the protesters once again converged on the Lagos State House of Assembly and the Lekki Toll Gate, the major venues of the protests in the state.
The protesters at Alausa staged a prayer walk, seeking divine intervention on the state of the nation.
Protesters also hit the Ojudu-Berger axis of the state, as well as the Isolo-Okota area demanding an end to police brutality and a holistic reform of the police force.
The protests led to traffic gridlock on the aforementioned roads.
In the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the protesters gathered at the Unity Fountain, where they continued to make their demands for an end to police brutality and improvement in governance.
Another set of protesters barricaded the Kubwa-Zuba expressway, Abuja, grinding traffic to a halt on Saturday.
While some of the campaigners blocked the Kubwa section of the expansive highway, close to the NNPC junction, others also blocked off the Gwarimpa section, causing a traffic jam in the area.
In Rivers State, the protesters converged on Garrison Park in Port Harcourt Local Government Area of the state, the state capital, to pray for Nigeria and against all forms of brutality by the disbanded SARS.
From Garrison, the group moved to Government House where they held prayers, seeking God’s intervention to end all forms of oppression in the nation.
Also in the South-South region, youths in Delta State mobilised themselves as they staged a prayer walk asking God to heal the nation.
They gathered at the Interbau roundabout in Asaba, the Delta State capital, walking and praying through the Nnebisi Road in the state capital.
In the eastern part of the country, protesters in Imo State gathered at strategic locations in Owerri, the state capital, to pray for Nigeria under the theme: “Owerri Prayer Walk.”
They gathered as early as 7:00 am, singing worship songs and praying.
While some gathered at Government House roundabout, others were stationed at popular Assumpta and Freedom Square roundabouts.
In Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, protesters took to the streets to seek the face of the Lord for spiritual solutions to the socio-economic and political crisis in the country.
The protesters, who carried the national flag, joined hands to offer prayers for peace, unity, meaningful change and development in the polity.