7th December, 2020
Armed policemen and soldiers were spotted at the Lekki toll plaza, Lagos, on Monday morning, in what appears to be an attempt to forestall another round of #EndSARS protests.
Several motorists noted that the security operatives were deployed around midnight.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, did not respond to calls on Monday morning but the Lagos State Police Command had warned against any planned protest in the State.
A statement issued by Muyiwa Adejobi on Sunday said some unpatriotic individuals and groups were planning to embark on the replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSARS protest on Monday.
The Police, however, added that they are ready to crush such “illegal protest.”
“The Command has reliably gathered intelligence that certain individuals/groups have concluded plans to lure unsuspecting Lagosians, especially youths, into their planned protest which is proposed to commence tomorrow Monday 7th December 2020 at designated locations in the state.
“The Lagos State Police Command wishes to re-echo and remind the general public that the Government of Lagos State, businesses, individuals and security families still groan in losses and pains that the last violent EndSARS protest occasioned. Lagos State is still nurturing the wounds orchestrated by some violent EndSARS protesters and not fit to accommodate such protest for now.
“In the light of the above, the Lagos State Police Command, therefore, warns those who might want to disguise under EndSARS protest to cause another set of mayhem, brouhaha, and violence in the state, to desist from such plans as the police and other security agencies will not fold their arms seeing individuals or groups orchestrating another violence and anarchy in the state,” he said.
“The Command wishes to reiterate that any unlawful gathering, procession, or protest will be suppressed professionally in accordance with the provisions of the law. The police command encourages Lagosians and those who are in Lagos for their genuine engagements, to go about their lawful businesses as all hands are on deck to maintain law and order within the length and breadth of Lagos State,” the statement read.