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19.10.2021 EndSARS Watch PHOTOS: Lagos Police in Show of Force Ahead of #EndSARS Memorial

Published 19th Oct, 2021

By Abdullah Tijani

The Lagos State Police have begun a show of force ahead of the planned #EndSARS memorial protests in the state.

Police officers were seen driving through Lagos streets in a fleet of police vehicles on Tuesday, according to Sami, a Twitter user.

The police, in a statement, had disclosed their intention to embark on a massive show of force throughout the state as part of their efforts to forestall breakdown of law and order during the planned protest scheduled for Wednesday, October 20.

READ ALSO: Activists Remember Slain #EndSARS Protesters as Nigeria Marks Independence

CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, also warned Lagos residents to stay away from the protest, saying: “Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relieve the distasteful experience of last year’s protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton destruction of public and private property.

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“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.

“The command wishes to use this medium to warn the youth, groups or associations planning such protest to jettison the idea forthwith.”

Activists called for demonstrations to commemorate peaceful #EndSARS protesters killed by Nigerian soldiers in Lekki Tollgate, Lagos, on October 20, 2020.

Published 19th Oct, 2021

By Abdullah Tijani

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