Protesters against police brutality, extra-judicial killing, and extortion on Tuesday blocked the major roads in Ibadan, causing gridlock.
The protesters converged at Iwo road interchange around 9:00am and marched to the state secretariat at Agodi.
According to a commuter, many travellers are stranded and held in traffic.
One of the protesters, identified simply as Akande, said:“It is our right to protest. We apologise to those affected by the gridlock, but we expect that they should be part of us. They are also exploited by policemen while travelling.”
It is the same story in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, as protesting youths returned to the streets.
The protesters blocked the ever-busy Olaiya axis and other major roads in the state, causing gridlock as commuters and motorists were on a standstill.
Nigerians have continued their protests to pressure the Federal Government to follow through on disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had on Sunday announced the dissolution of the much-dreaded police unit after days of agitation across the country.
However, the protesters are not satisfied with the announcement. They want, amongst other things, the release of arrested protesters as well as a total overhaul of the Police Force.
On Monday, the protesters blocked highways in Lagos, demanding President Muhammadu Buhari addresses the nation.
But Buhari had on Monday insisted that “disbanding of SARS is only the first step in our commitment to extensive police reforms.
“The purpose of law enforcement and the purpose of policing is for the safety of lives and livelihood of Nigerians,” he said.
But protesters vowed to keep up the pressure, saying previous pledges to disband the unit and punish officers responsible for abuses were not honoured.