Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector of General of Police, arrived in Lagos State on Wednesday to a cold welcome, as he was booed by Lagosians around Oshodi-Anthony Expressway while en route to an event.
Alkali’s mission in the state is yet to be known. However, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, told FIJ the IGP had just landed and his address or comments would soon be made known.
In preparation for the arrival of the IGP, Lagos State Police officials blocked the Oshodi-Lagos Airport Road and Maryland-Ojota axis of the highway.
The blockage of the highway did not go down well with Lagosians, who were stuck in traffic for hours. As the IGP’s convoy passed the blocked road, the already-pent-up crowd booed and called him names in Yoruba. While some shouted “thief”, others screamed “you will never do well”.
The IGP’s visit comes three days to the June 12 nationwide protests that have been planned to take place at Freedom Park, Ojota. The protests are against bad governance under the Buhari regime, with the recent ban on Twitter adding to mounting displeasure of Nigerians against the government.
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