Aggrieved Youths have shut down the ever-busy Benin-Ore-Lagos expressway over the gruesome murder of a yet-to-be identified young lady.
The lady was said to have been raped and murdered by suspected Fulani Herdsmen who have been terrorising the community.
The death of the lade spark major protest as the protesters in their numbers, on Tuesday afternoon, blocked the popular Okada junction, near Benin, Edo State capital.
An eyewitness, who happens to be among the road users currently stranded, reports that the aggrieved residents are currently on rampage and have chased out Hausa traders in retaliation.
According to her, even the security men who were mobilized to the scene could not manage the situation.
She said the aggrieved residents equally resisted a VIP who had wanted to pass through the blocked road with his team of escorts.
“Fulani Herdsmen allegedly raped and butchered a lady earlier today at the Okada junction.
“Government officials wanted to pass with police officers but the youths reacted violently.
“They are now attacking Hausa ‘mishai’ (bread & egg) sellers,” she added.
Meanwhile, this has led those travelling from Lagos to East and East to Lagos stranded as the the road is still blocked as at the time of filing this reports. See photos below:
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