Lagos Police on red alert over rumour of another planned protest…warn on danger of such act

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By Mary BASSEY Senior Investigator Correspondent, Làgos/

THE Làgos State Police Command is not taking the rumour making the rounds of another planned protest in the state lightly and has therefore, sternly warned against such action. A statement signed by the Command image maker, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi and made available to CrimeWorld, warned that such act would incur the full wrath of the law. According to him, the Command nay, the State Government had yet to recover from the devastating aftermath of the recently staged #EndSARS protest; advising parents to talk to their wards not to imagine venturing into such uneconomic act that is counterproductive to the overall benefits of the citizenry; maintaining that Police and sister agencies would come out fully to resist such act in the state. The statement reads in full: “The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to resist any form of planned protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State as the government and people of Lagos still nurture the wounds of the recent Endsars violence that wrecked havocs across the state. The command wishes to inform the general public that based on intelligence gathering from relevant intelligence agencies, some unpatrioric 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.”

Continuing, the statement added, “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. 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.”

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