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Lagos-Benin Expressway on lockdown as UNIBEN students protest over power outage

Video clips sighted by Pulse show scores of military personnel at the scene of the protest to maintain normalcy.

Angry protesters. [Getty Images]

Unable to endure the hardship any longer, they blocked the outbound lane of the Lagos-Benin Expressway on Wednesday morning.

Before the demonstrators forced reporters to leave, some students, their faces reflecting the toll of the situation, told Channels TV off-camera that the power outage had made their daily lives unbearable.

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As a result, all vehicles must now use the expressway's inbound lane. The university's main gate is completely closed while the protest is ongoing.

Meanwhile, video clips sighted by Pulse show scores of military personnel at the scene of the protest to maintain normalcy.

The military was seen approaching with their van, fully kitted in their war regalia and ammunition, as the students scampered for safety.

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