06 Nov Police to resist new protests in Lagos
The Lagos State Police Command said on Thursday it will resist any planned protest, procession, or gathering in Lagos State. There have been speculations that the protest will resume soon.
The Command said they would disallow the constitutionally allowed demonstrations because the state was yet to recover from the damage that followed the last protest.
A statement by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos police spokesperson, said:
“As the government and people of Lagos still nurture the wounds of the recent Endsars violence that wrecked havoc across the state, 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.
“The Police command, emphatically, warns parents and guardians to discourage their children or wards from embarking on any protest in the state as the possibility of hijacking it by armed hoodlums to cause grieve and pains like the recent past is evident,”