Abiola Seun |
Government revenue accruable from the Onne seaport will nose dive as protesting youths campaigning against police brutality yesterday hit Onne Ports Complex, Rivers State by disrupting economic activities.
Part of the multi-billion-naira investments at Onne that were affected by the protest include the Federal Ocean Terminal, the Federal Lighter Terminal, the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone, Intels Services, Prodeco, the Nigerian Naval College, and scores of other oil and marine services companies that operate in the area.
The youths, who defied heavy downpour, blocked the strategic Federal Ocean Terminal, F.O.T. Junction, a development that caused a gridlock that saw trucks stretching for several kilometres on the Onne – East/West Road.
The youths were armed with various placards with #EndSars messages to lament brutality of the defunct SARS and urged the Nigerian government to bring members of the squad indicted for extra-judicial killings to book.
￼The protesting youths also demanded employment, empowerment and social amenities from the companies operating in the area.
While police and other security agents kept watch, the youths took time off to play football, sing and dance and then prepared themselves a lunch of boiled yam and goat pepper soup.
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