#EndSARS protest will no longer be allowed — IGP
NEWS DIGEST – Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the Nigeria Police Force is prepared to face anyone who organises any protest similar to the #EndSARS protest.
Adamu, who met with the Commissioners of Police earlier today, said the provisions of the constitution does not allow for any violent protests.
“Those people that are planning to come up with another protest, if they’ve planned it to be a violent one, they should re-think, otherwise, we have prepared to face them,” the IGP warned.
Adamu revealed that the force initially provided security for the #EndSARS protesters to protect them from molestations from any group.
According to the IGP, the force continued this duty, to guarantee peaceful protests as enshrined in the nation’s constitution, until the protests turned violent.
“When it turned violent, they then attacked the people that were even giving them protection. So, we shall never allow any violent protest in this country again. When you talk of peaceful protests, yes, it is allowed but violent protests, never!
“We’re to protect this country from hoodlums. We’re to protect this country from violence, and we want every Nigerian to work with us, to prevent what had happened as aftermath of the end of SARS in terms of destruction of public properties, loss of lives, businesses of individuals were crippled, corporate institutions were destroyed,” he added.
The IGP pleaded with “well-meaning Nigerians” to join hands with the force to prevent a reoccurrence of the #EndSARS protests. He revealed that some of the participants, which were arrested after the protests climaxed, had escaped and are now orchestrating robberies within the country.