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Condemnations Greet #EndSARS Reloaded

The second wave of protests to end police brutality and government malfeasance undertaken by youth groups in Nigeria, has been greeted with condemnation by individuals and agencies in various government quarters.

Various police Commands have issued warning statements against the gatherings.

The Lagos state police command through its spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi stated that no such gathering would be permitted in the state, adding that “…any unlawful gathering,procession or protest will be suppressed professionally in accordance with the provisions of the law”.

In Abuja, the police said it had concluded arrangements to ensure there was no breakdown of law and order.

While in Abia State, the police command stated, that any protest must be with the approval of of the Commissioner of Police.

The statement from the police in Rivers state said, its officers and men were ready to curtail any second wave of the #EndSARS protest in the state.

Meanwhile, the police in Cross River State, has vowed to deal decisively with any person or group of persons who gather with the intent to protest or carry out any procession in the state.

Weeks ago, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had in a meeting with Commissioners of Police across the country in Abuja, stated that, the force would not allow another #EndSARS Protest.

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has also thrown his weight against the planned second wave of protests, urging youths to shelve their plans for another round  of the #EndSARS protests.

The Minister of Interior Rauf Aregbesola, while condemning the protests,attributed parental neglect as a cause of the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests.





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