EndSARS: Wike bans protest in River State
Governor Nyesom Wike of River State has banned all forms of protests relating to EndSARS in River State.
The governor specifically said all proposed protests by #EndSARS campaigners had been prohibited.
Wike’s directive was contained in a statement on Monday night by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim.
He explained that there was no need for any form of demonstration since the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
“The Rivers State Government hereby wish to inform the general public that all forms of protests have been banned throughout the state.
“Therefore, all proposed protests under #EndSARS Campaign are hereby prohibited.
“Government took this decision because the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had already scrapped the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
“Therefore, there is no need for any form of protest against a Unit of the Police Force that no longer exists.
“Parents and guardians are therefore advised to ensure that their children or wards do not violate this order.
“Law enforcement agencies are also directed to ensure that the ban is enforced and that violators are brought to book.”
However, River state youths have vowed they will not back out in the protest as they will still be hitting the street as earlier scheduled.
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