The Lagos State commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said the officers would resist any form of protest in the state in commemoration of one year after the #EndSARS protest.
This is contained in a statement released on Monday by Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Lagos police spokesperson.
“Credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on protest today in commemoration of one year anniversary of ENDSARS,” the statement read.
The police said Lagosians cannot afford to relive the “distasteful experience” of last year’s protests which, he said, “caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton destruction of public and private properties”.
“In view of the volatility of the present situations in the country, and the breakdown of law and order which the planned protest might cause, the Lagos State Police Command sternly warns against any form of protest today,” the police commissioner said.