Monday , October 18 2021

Police vow to resist any planned protest in Lagos

The police in a press release signed by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Pressure Public Relations Officer in Lagos on Thursday, November 5, 2020, mentioned Lagos nonetheless nurtures the injuries of the havoc that trailed the Endsars protests within the state.

Describing the ‘Endsars violence’ as harmful and counterproductive, the police mentioned it’s conscious group of individuals have concluded plans to orchestrate one other set of violence within the state to additional the violence unleashed on the state on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

The police, due to this fact, warned any people, group of scholars or any teams which may need to stage protests in any kind to desist from such a plan.

The command additionally suggested mother and father and guardians to discourage their youngsters and wards from embarking on any protests within the state.

The assertion reads; “The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to withstand any type of deliberate protest, procession or gathering below any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State as the federal government and folks of Lagos nonetheless nurture the injuries of the latest Endsars violence that wrecked havoc throughout the state.

“The command needs to tell most people that primarily based on intelligence gathering from related intelligence businesses, some unpatriotic components or group of individuals have concluded plans to orchestrate one other set of violence within the state in furtherance to the latest Endsars violence, which has been analysed as harmful and counterproductive.

“Premised on this, the command, due to this fact, needs to warn any people, group of scholars or any teams who would possibly need to stage any type of protest, both “peaceable” or violent, or gathering by any means, to desist because the police and different safety businesses will collectively and tactically resist any safety threats or threats to public peace which may be triggered by protest or protesters in Lagos State.

“The Police command, emphatically, warns mother and father and guardians to discourage their youngsters or wards from embarking on any protest within the state as the potential for hijacking it by armed hoodlums to trigger grieve and pains just like the latest previous is clear.

“We encourage most people to disregard any name for protest and go about their lawful companies as all arms are on deck to keep up regulation and order and public security throughout the size and breadth of the state”.

You’ll recall that following the Lekki shooting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, hoodlums took to the streets of Lagos to loot, vandalise and set many private and non-private properties on hearth.

Media homes owned by the nationwide chief of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, many police stations and automobiles belonging to the Lagos State Authorities have been among the properties that have been burnt to ashes by hoodlums.

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