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Lagos state police bans EndSars protest scheduled for Oct. 20th

Nigerian Police

The Lagos State Police Command has prohibited End SARS protests from taking place in the state on Wednesday.

The security agency stated that it never agreed to allow street protests in remembrance of the October 20th anniversary of the march, which claimed many lives last year.

Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Public Relations Officer, said on Tuesday that only indoor and virtual meetings would be permitted.

According to the spokesman, such gatherings will be adequately secured in appreciation of every Nigerian’s right to express his or her interest.

The police revealed that they had received information that some groups or individuals were intending to hold an anti-End SARS march.

Ajisebutu stated that due to competing interests and the possibility of mayhem, any sort of street demonstration is illegal from now on.

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“The command believes it unsuitable to allow such protests to take place,” he stated, after a critical review of the planned protests and their repercussions for public safety.

“It will not remain aloof and allow the protests to destabilize law and order.”

The police have sworn not to repeat the heinous events that cost the lives of policemen, people, and businesses in 2020.

“By allowing avoidable occurrences, the police will not abdicate their responsibility to protect lives and property,” the PRO stated.

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