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#EndSARS Memorial: Nigeria Police Deploy Personnel, Anti-Riot Vehicles To Lekki Tollgate, Move Against Peaceful Protests




The Lagos State Police have deployed personnel, patrol vans and an anti-riot automobiles to Lekki tollgate within the state to clamp down on peaceable protest. 

A video that has now gone viral on social media confirmed about eight patrol automobiles alongside an anti-riot van on the venue. 

The automobiles have been strategically stationed on the tollgate to forestall any gathering of protesters for the memorial of the #EndSARS protest.

The Lagos State commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu had warned residents of the state to desist from taking part in any type of protest deliberate in commemoration of the #EndSARS protest.

The police boss promised that his officers would resist any of such protests.

Police are beneath the management of the Nigerian authorities, headed by President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Reacting in a tweet, human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore warned the police towards suppressing the need of Nigerians to repudiate the mass atrocities of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities.

In October 2020, Nigerians throughout the nation stormed the streets to show towards police brutality and dangerous governance beneath the #EndSARS marketing campaign.

Nonetheless, on October 20, troopers from the Bonny Camp, 81 division, invaded the Lekki tollgate, the place some demonstrators had gathered, and fired gunshots.

In his response to recent plans by youth and teams to commemorate the primary anniversary of the #EndSARS protest, the police commissioner urged the teams to shelve the thought.

Although the appropriate to peaceable meeting and the appropriate to protest are constitutional rights of Nigerians, the Nigeria police have continued to clamp down on protesters.

In February, some Nigerians had deliberate to organise #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest over the transfer to reopen Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos State.

The State Judicial Panel of Enquiry had granted LCC’s request to take repossession of the toll gates at Lekki-Epe expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi hyperlink bridge. Nonetheless, the panel was divided over the choice.

Following the choice, the organisers of the #EndSARS started to mobilise for an additional spherical of protests tagged; #OccupyLekki whereas one other pro-government group additionally launched a counter transfer with #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornDemPapaWell.

The Lagos State Police Command instantly deployed its males to the Lekki toll plaza alongside the Lekki-Epe expressway.

Only in the near past, Nigeria police opened fireplace on members of the Islamic Motion in Nigeria (IMN), also called Shiites throughout a peaceable procession in Abuja. 

Additionally, throughout a peaceable protest on Nigeria’s independence day, males of the Nigeria Police Drive fired tear fuel canisters at protesters in Abuja. 

The peaceable protesters could possibly be seen chanting and displaying banners and placards saying ‘Buhari Should Go’. 

Six of them had been arrested by the police, brutalised and detained for demanding the resignation of Buhari. 

They had been later launched. 

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