The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday began a show of force to warn those planning on staging #EndSARS memorial protests in the state on October 20, 2021.
The activists behind the planned protests have stated that they will be having a car procession in honour of those believed to have lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests of October 2020.
The car procession will drive through the Lekki tollgate in Lagos which was the epicentre of the protests last year.
Lagos police warn against any form of protest
The State Police Command’s Spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, in a statement, a few days ago, warned that the police would not hesitate to use all legal means to stop the protest from taking place following the experience of the last #EndSARS protests.
According to him, “Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year’s protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton destruction of public and private property.
“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.”
He added, “The command wishes to use this medium to warn the youth, groups or associations planning such protest to jettison the idea forthwith.”