On Sunday, Igbogbo-Baiyeku youths in the Ikorodu region of Lagos State staged protest against violence by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that the demonstrators initially came together at the Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) secretariat before moving along major roads in the area in a procession.
For hours, the demonstration triggered gridlocks in the city as demonstrators blocked some of the highways.
In order to extort money from commuters and disrupt the peaceful demonstration, NAN claims that some hoodlums tried to hijack the demonstration.
The Chairman of the Igbogbo-Baiyeku LCDA, Mr Sesan Daini, addressed the protesters and urged the young people not to participate in any act of violence or vandalism.
Daini said that nothing had been done by the Lagos State Government to disrupt the protest or endorse anything that could discourage the protesters from expressing their concerns.
According to him, a seven-man judicial panel has been set up by the state government to investigate incidents of violence by disbanded SARS operatives.
He said the state government had also set aside some money to compensate victims of the violence of SARS.