Kola Akintunde, Lagos- Following calls for renewed protests against the Federal Government, the Lagos State Police Command has sent out warning that it would not tolerate any protests or gathering in the state.
realpoliticsnigeria.ng gathered this from a press statement put out today by the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi.
In the statement, Adejobi warned that the police would resist any
planned protest in Lagos whether it was tagged peaceful or not owing to the recent monumental destruction experienced within the state a couple of weeks ago.
“The command wishes to inform the general public that based on intelligence gathering from relevant intelligence agencies, some unpatrioric elements or group of peoplehave concluded plans to orchestrate another set of violence in the state in furtherancet to the recent Endsars violence, which has been analysed as dangerous and premised on this, the command, therefore,wishes to warn any individuals, group ofstudents 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 parentsand 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.”