Breaking: ‘No Protests Against Nigeria’ – Lagos Police Ban October 1st Rallies
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, has instructed men of the force to disallow groups from staging rallies or protests on October 1, Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day anniversary.
He read the riot act on Wednesday during a security meeting with the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Department at the State Headquarters in Ikeja.
This comes as some non-governmental groups like #RevolutionNow, Yoruba leaders under Yoruba World Congress (YWC) and Yoruba One Voice (YOC) as well as Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have individually declared protests scheduled to hold on October 1.
Odumosu declared that the command will not allow gatherings against the sovereignty of Nigeria.
In addition, the Police boss warned parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to stay away from demonstrations against the Federal Government, adding;
Anyone arrested for such actions will be prosecuted.
He appealed to the public to be law-abiding and desist from acts capable of disrupting the sovereignty of the nation.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Information and Communication Technology, Celestine Okoye, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, told police officers to maintain law and order in Lagos and repel forces that can disintegrate Nigeria.