Don’t protest in Lagos again, police warn Nigerians

The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to resist any form of protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature.

The police said new protests could hinder government’s efforts at recovering from the havoc and violence unleashed by suspected hoodlums who had hijacked the last EndSARS protests.

The police said the “elements” who were planning to wreck havoc in Lagos again must be resisted.

“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, order and public safety across the length and breadth of the state,” the police said.

Activity lawyer Festus Ogun condemned the statement which he described as “laughable”.

“This is an insult on the Constitution,” Ogun tweeted.

“To be clear, the right to protest is a fundamental one guaranteed under Sections 39 and 40 of the 1999 Constitution.

“This right can never be arbitrarily taken away by lawless and rogue police officers. We’ll bury impunity. Very laughable threat.”

Lagos State Government
Nigeria Police

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