As the ASUU strike intensifies police in Lagos dare NANS and take over the third mainland bridge
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, or ASUU, strike may spark protests, thus the Lagos State Police Command has sent officers to patrol the Third Mainland Bridge.
At both ends of the bridge, the operatives are on guard under the direction of CSP Lanre Edegbai, DPO of Adeniji Adele.
“We won’t allow anyone or any group of people to restrict the freedom of movement of Lagosians.
“All people’s rights must be upheld!”
Benjamin Hundeyin, a spokesman for the police, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) was rumored to have threatened to stop traffic on the bridge, prompting the police presence.
On Monday, the students had blocked the street leading to Ikeja’s Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
There were conflicting reactions to the obstruction in Nigeria, with some Nigerians applauding the students and others accusing them of punishing commuters for the failure of politicians.