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Lagos: Police Receives Intelligence on Imminent Planned Violent Protests, Vows to Resist

The Government of the State of Lagos has announced that the Lagos Command of the Nigeria Police Force has received reliable intelligence about plans made for another spate of disruptive and malicious protests across the state, and that the Command has warned that it will resist it with all its resources and protect lives and properties. “The Lagos State Police Command has vowed resist any form of planned protest, procession, or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos as the Government and residents of the State recover from the devastating havoc and violence unleashed by suspected hoodlums.” The Lagos State Government announced last night, 5th November 2020.

The Government said that a press release by the Police Command yesterday informed the general public that based on intelligence from relevant security agencies, some unpatriotic elements and groups of people have concluded plans to orchestrate another set of destruction on the State.

They quoted the command as saying: “Premised on this, the Command, therefore, wishes to warn private individuals, groups of students and others who might be contemplating any form of protest or gathering whatsoever, to desist.

“The Police and other security agencies will collectively and tactically resist any security threat or threats to public peace, which might be triggered by another protest in Lagos State.

“We encourage the general public to ignore any call for protest and go about their lawful businesses as all hands are on deck to maintain law, order and public safety across the length and breadth of the State.”“”

The Command also implored parents and guardians to advise the youths under their watch against joining any of such protests as there are plans made already for armed hoodlums and miscreants to wreak further havoc in Lagos.

The Commissioner of Police, has already put personnel on Red Alert and has ordered Area Commanders to fortify every police station.

Source: The Lagos State Government

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