The Nigerian Police, Lagos State Command has warned youths, groups, or associations planning any form of protest in the State to jettison the idea forthwith as the Command will not fold its arms and allow any misguided element disrupt the peace and serenity currently being enjoyed in the State.
This was disclosed by Lagos Police Command Spokesman CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu in a press statement made available Monday morning.
Ajisebutu said, “Credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on protest today in commemoration of one year anniversary of ENDSARS”.
He said, “Lagosian and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton destruction of public and private property”.
The Command’s Spokesman further stated, “In view of the volatility of the present situations in the country, and the breakdown of law and order which the planned protest might cause, the Lagos State Police Command sternly warns against any form of protest today”.
“The Command wishes to use this medium to warn the youths, groups, or associations planning such protest to jettison the idea forthwith. The police in the state will not fold their arms and allow some misguided elements disrupt the peace and serenity currently being enjoyed in the state”.
“To forestall breakdown of law and order, the police will use all legitimate means within their constitutional powers to suppress the planned protest”.
He said, “Therefore, parents and guardians are advised to warn their children against participating in the planned protest. Individuals or groups sponsoring such protest are also warned in their own interest to desist from such unpatriotic plan or face the full weight or wrath of the law”.