#ENDSARS: “Any Form Of Protest In Lagos Won’t Be Tolerated” – Police Sends Strong Warning To Youths
Lagos Police Command has said it will no longer tolerate or allow any form of protest organized within the state.
The Lagos state Police made this announcement in a statement on Thursday through its public relations officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi.
According to him, the Lagos Police command has gathered information that some group of persons within the state are planning another phase of the #EndSARS protest.
He further noted that such demonstrations, whether peaceful or violent, will not be allowed in the state adding that the Police will do everything possible to resist such situation from taking place.
“as the government and people of Lagos still nurture the wounds of the recent Endsars violence that wrecked havoc across the state” the statement reads.
“The command wishes to inform the general public that based on intelligence gathering from relevant intelligence agencies, some unpatriotic elements or group of people have concluded plans to orchestrate another set of violence in the state in furtherance to the recent Endsars violence, which has been analysed as dangerous and counterproductive
“Premised on this, the command, therefore, wishes to warn any individuals, group of students or any groups who might want to stage any form of protest, either “peaceful” or violent, or gathering whatsoever, to desist as the police and other security agencies will collectively and tactically resist any security threats or threats to public peace which might be triggered by protest or protesters in Lagos State.”
He further asked parents and guardians to discourage their children or wards from embarking on any protest in the state adding that the protest could be hijacked by hoodlums just like in the past
“possibility of hijacking it by armed hoodlums to cause grieve and pains like the recent past is evident.”
“We encourage the general public to ignore any call for protest and go about their lawful businesses as all hands are on deck to maintain law and order and public safety across the length and breadth of the state,” he said.