Motorists living in the Lekki-Ajah axis spent hours in traffic on Sunday, October 11th as #EndSARS protests caused traffic gridlock along the Lekki -Epe expressway stretch of the road.
The traffic was said to have started at about noon as protesters blocked the road after the Ajah axis demanding that the rogue SARS division in the Police Force be disbanded. The Federal Government eventually succumbed under pressure and disbanded SARS.
Unfortunately, most motorists paid the price as they remained in traffic for hours with some arriving home past midnight due to the enduring traffic gridlock. A motorist who could not help but express his frustration took to Twitter to lament how he has spent over 7 hours in traffic. He tweeted, “I have been in a traffic gridlock on Lekki-Ajah road since 3pm. This is 10.10pm, I am not near home yet. What mess of a city!”
I have been in a traffic gridlock on Lekki-Ajah road since 3pm. This is 10.10pm, I am not near home yet. What mess of a city! pic.twitter.com/py7Nf4kOvj
— Bayo onanuga (@aonanuga1956) October 11, 2020
Nigerians have had to endure traffic in recent weeks as work commenced on Third Mainland Bridge, one of the major traffic routes connecting Lagos Island and Lagos Mainland.
Traffic was also bad on Saturday, October 10, along the Bourdillon road on the Ikoyi Axis as protesters blocked off access temporarily to make their demands known. However, it was not as bad as the Lekki Traffic experienced on Sunday.
What to expect
Protesters are said to have resumed at Lekki Phase 1 gate early on Monday morning continuing the call to #EndSARS. Commuters were seen diverting to the Ikoyi Link bridge to avoid being in traffic jams.
Reports also indicate the protesters will reconvene in the Ikeja axis towards the international airport, potentially causing another traffic gridlock today. Motorists are advised to commute with caution.