- Lagos residents have been warned against embarking another protest
- This warning from the state government is coming more than two weeks after the peaceful EndSARS protests were hijacked by hoodlums
- The Lagos commissioner for information advised anyone planning to fuel any crisis in the state to drop such thoughts or be ready to face the law
The EndSARS protesters in Lagos state have been warned against carrying out further demonstrations.
In a statement on Friday, November 6, by the commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, the government urged the protesters to heed the warning of the police.
Omotosho said anyone with any grievance against the police force should approach the judicial panel of inquiry to state his or her case.
The nationwide EndSARS protests were peaceful for over a week until hoodlums hijacked it and started unleashing mayhem. The protesters were eventually dispersed but there are speculations that the agitators plan to regroup and continue with their demonstration.
The police have however warned against such move, vowing not to sit and watch while there is a further breakdown of law and order.
According to the Lagos commissioner, the state is still trying to recover from the losses it suffered when hoodlums engaged in wanton destruction of properties under the guise of EndSARS protests.
Part of the statement read:
“The Government hereby appeals to our patriotic youths to shelve any plan for a protest and join the practical efforts to find a solution to the problems that have been thrown up by the actions taken in recent weeks."
Omotosho said anyone who does not head this warning should be ready to face the law.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was in Abuja on Friday, November 6, where he held a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sanwo-Olu showed the president the level of damage that was caused by the hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests.
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