Rivers States’ Wike bans #EndSARS protests in Rivers StateNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


A demonstrator holds a placard to protest against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at the Lekki toll Plaza in Lagos, on October 12, 2020.  (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike Monday said it has prohibited all forms of protest in the state.

Rivers commissioner for information Paulinus Nsirim said the ban include the protest agains police brutality already holding in different parts of Nigeria.

“The Rivers State Government hereby wish to inform the general public that all forms of protests have been banned throughout the State,” Nsirim said in a statement.

“Therefore, all proposed protests under #EndSars Campaign are hereby prohibited.”

Nsirim said the government took the decision following the dissolution of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the inspector-general of police Mohammed Adamu.

“There is no need for any form of protest against a Unit of the Police Force that no longer exists,” he said.


Source: Guardian Newspaper