A human rights activist and publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore has sent a message to the Nigerian police over #EndSARS memorial protests on October 20.
He warned the police that the memorial protest will go on.
His message is coming after the Lagos State Police Command warned against protests that might disrupt the peace currently being enjoyed in the state.
In a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the police said they will use all legitimate means within their constitutional powers against such.
According to the statement, “Credible intelligence at the disposal of the command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on a protest today in commemoration of the one year anniversary of #EndSARS.
Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year’s protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of lives, and wanton destruction of public and private property.
“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 command wishes to use this medium to warn the youth, groups, or associations planning such protest to jettison the idea forthwith.”