The Lagos State Police Command has read a riot act against any planned protest, procession, or gathering in state, declaring that such shall be vehemently resisted, and emphatically said it would disallow the constitutionally allowed demonstrations because the state was yet to recover from the damage that followed the last protest.
Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi made this clear in a statement on Thursday, pointing out that the residents are still nurturing the wounds of the recent protest against police brutality which resulted in violence that wrecked havoc across the state, .
“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,”, he said.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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,” Adejobi emphasised.