On Wednesday the Lagos State Police Command has deployed officers to guard the Third Mainland Bridge to forestall a possible protest over the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, strike.
The operatives, led by CSP Lanre Edegbai, DPO of Adeniji Adele, are keeping watch at both ends of the bridge.
“We will not allow any person or group of persons deprive Lagosians of their Right to Freedom of Movement.
“Everyone’s rights must be respected!”, Police spokesman Benjamin Hundeyin said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
The police deployment followed the reported threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to bring traffic on the bridge to a halt.
The students had on Monday blocked the road leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja.
The blockage generated mixed reactions as some Nigerians hailed the students, while others accused them of punishing commuters for the failure of leaders.