Less than 10 days to the maiden anniversary of EndSARS protests, Police authority in Lagos has said it will not allow a repeat of mayhem that rocked the city that time in the disguise of its anniversary.
To this end, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu on Monday giving an advance warning to the youths, groups, individuals or associations planning to commemorate one year anniversary of #EndSARS protests in the State to jettison the idea.
He urged them to desist from embarking on what he described as distasteful experience which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton destruction of public and private property.
He stressed that credible intelligence at the Command’s disposal revealed clandestine plans in such direction.
According to him, Lagos residents should stay away from any form of protest in the state.
In his words, the CP said, “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.”
“The police in the state will not fold their arms and allow some misguided elements disrupt the peace and serenity currently being enjoyed in the state.
“To forestall breakdown of law and order, the police will use all legitimate means within their constitutional powers to suppress the planned protest.
“Therefore, parents and guardians are advised to warn their children against participating in the planned protest. Individuals or groups sponsoring such protest are also warned in their own interest to desist from such unpatriotic plan or face the full weight or wrath of the law.
He further assures all law-abiding residents of the state to go about their legitimate businesses without fear of harassment or intimidation.
“Adequate, additional security measures have been put in place to ensure protection of their lives and property today and even beyond, he said.