#EndSARS: Empty Streets, Businesses Paralyzed In FCT

Joel Ajayi

Though the Federal Capital Territory is currently calmed as a result of security put place by the administration but the effect of the ongoing #EndSARS protest is having a serious impact on the life of the citizen and their businesses.

Following the protests against police brutality and extra-extra-judicial killings on Monday and Tuesday in the FCT, where hoodlums hijacked the protest and burnt down over 50 cars at Apo Mechanic village in Abuja, many trekked kilometers before getting to their homes while some slept on the road.

However, since the beginning of #EndSARS last two weeks The Gleamer News can report that many lives and properties have been lost across the country especially, Lagos and Abuja as residents experienced untold hardship.

The Gleamer News who monitored the situation in the FCT reports that the policemen were heavily armed and stationed their vehicles at almost all the major roads that lead to the city, City gate, Apo roundabout, AYA, Nyanyan amongst others axis.

Major roads and streets in FCT were deserted on Wednesday morning and afternoon as many citizens afraid of coming out because of the hardship experienced a few days ago.

Business activities were also grounded many shops did not open while the one open complaints of no business while some shut down for fear of being attacked.

The patrol teams of the Nigerian Police and the Army were also moving around the city with their vehicles to ensure law and orders.

On getting to Abuja City gate Along Nnamdi Azikwe Airport Expressway about six trucked of police vans were positioned to ensure protesters did not gather talk less of holding any protest.

AYA along Nyanya Maraba road experienced the same heavy security.

Federal Secretariat in the city was also calm but the civil servant refuses to come to work due to fear of being trapped or attacked by the protester.

Normalcy believed to have been returned to Apo Mechanic Village, Kabusa, and the communities around Apo Area where about 50 cars at Apo Mechanic village were burnt on Monday.

Although,  the reports from the area revealed that Hausa Fulani is planning to launch an attack into the area.

According to a resident of the Area David Akinbode, he expressed: “For now the atmosphere is calm but the new coming now is that Hausa/Fulani are planning to launch an attack into.





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