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VIDEO: Gridlock as NANS blocks Lagos Airport over ASUU strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has blocked roads leading to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

The mass action is in continuation of their protest against the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

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Students, who defied the heavy downpour, caused gridlock on the road leading to the airport leaving many travellers stranded.

Dateline Nigeria observed operatives from the Lagos State Police Command, RRS operatives, Lagos Airport Police Command, and other security agencies are on ground.

The protesting students carried placards chanting Aluta songs to register their displeasure over the actions of the Federal Government.

Spokesman for the Lagos State Police Command, Benjamin Hundeyin, told journalists that police officers have been deployed to the scene.

“Our men are there,” he said in a telephone chat on Monday morning.

The National Public Relations Officer of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Giwa Temitope, confirmed to us that policemen are at the protest scene.

“They are here to protect us. Nobody has been harassed but we are not relenting. No retreat, no surrender,” he said.

Dateline Nigeria had earlier reported that NANS members threatened to ground activities at the local and international airports across the country effective today as part of efforts to drive home their demand that the ASUU strike is called off.

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