No fewer than five police patrols were stationed at strategic locations of the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos on Friday morning to prevent any breakdown of law and order.
Lekki Concession Company (LCC) had announced that it would recommence operations at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge on April 1, and resume toll payment today, Saturday, 16 April.
This is coming about 18 months after tolling was suspended at the bridge following the aftermath of protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in Lagos State in October 2020.
The Lekki Toll gate reopened days after the LCC had a meeting with Lekki communities and residents.
Today’s resumption of the tolling payment was opposed by many Nigerian youths who continued to insist that protesters were killed while waving the Nigerian flag and singing the national anthem during the #EndSARS protests two years ago. They argue that the timing is wrong, as many Nigerians are going through a lot of hardship at the moment.