‘We’ll surprise you’ — Nigerians on social media react as tolling sets to resume on Lekki-Ikoyi bridge


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By Idowu Bankole

Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn, mostly in strong terms, plans by the Lekki concession company, LCC, to resume tolling on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge, from April 1st, 2022.

Tolling of the Lekki-Ikoyin link bridge was suspended shortly after youths took to the streets, and barricaded access to the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge to protest the unjustified arrest and extra-judicial killings by men of the Nigeria police special anti-robbery unit, SARS, The protest, which started in early October, led to the killing of some protesters at the Lekki tollgate by security agents deployed to contain the protest on October 20, 2020.

Since the incident, tolling on both the Lekki tollgate and the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge were suspended with a panel of inquiry by the Lagos State government was set up to review complaints against security agents in the state.

But, hostility seems to be brewing with the announcement by the Lekki concession company, LCC to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper