No #EndSARS protest at Lekki Tollgate, police react to viral social media video

No #EndSARS protest at Lekki Tollgate, police react to viral social media video

- The police in Lagos have reacted to a viral video purportedly showing #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollage in Lagos on Monday, December 7

- According to the police, the video was recorded during the #EndSARS protest which took place in October

- The police clarified that no protest took place at Lekki Tollage on Monday as those sharing the video on social media claimed

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The Lagos state police command has said no #EndSARS protest took place at the Lekki Tollgate on Monday, December 7.

Channels TV reports that the police stated this in reaction to a viral video on social media purportedly showing protesters at the tollgate on the said date.

The television network also noted that its correspondent who was present at the tollgate on Monday did not witness any protest.

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EndSARS: No protest at Lekki Tollgate, police react to viral social media video

No #EndSARS protest at Lekki Tollgate, police react to viral social media video. Photo credit: Olukayode Jaiyeola
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Legit.ng gathers that the spokesman of the Lagos police command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the content of the video was false and misleading.

He stated that the video was being circulated by mischief makers to create tension and destabilise the security network within the state.

According to Adejobi, the footage was one of the viral videos previously released during the recent #EndSARS protests before the Lekki Tollgate plaza was set ablaze by hoodlums.

He urged the general public to disregard the video and called for calm just as he also asked residents to go about their lawful businesses.

Adejobi gave an assurance that the police were prepared to deal decisively with any act of lawlessness that could lead to the breakdown of law and order in Lagos.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari issued a strong warning that any act of hooliganism perpetrated in the guise of protests will be decisively dealt with.

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The Nigerian leader warned that "any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively to ensure peace and stability in the country."

This was revealed in a statement released by the presidency on Monday, December 7.

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