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Lagos Government Urges Calm, Warns Against Fresh Protests

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The Government of Lagos state has urged all Lagosians to shun any act that may threaten the peace of our dear state, which is battling to recover from the shock of the carnage unleashed by hoodlums who hid under the #EndSARS protests.

This was contained in a statement issued by the state commisioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, on Saturday November, 2020.

Omotoho said, even as the state is still counting it painful losses in lives and property, there are hints of a new protest, saying that the police have warned that no protest will be tolerated.

According to him, any protest under any guise will be disrespectful to the memory of those who died in the violence and unfair to ordinary Lagosians, who have remained peaceful, despite the hardship the original protests sparked.

He noted that, that the original protests, despite their good intentions, have caused more havoc than they were planned to resolve.

The Government hereby appeals to our patriotic youths to shelve any plan for a protest and join the practical efforts to find a solution to the problems that have been thrown up by the actions taken in recent weeks.

The Commmisioner therefore enjoined, parents and guardians to keep their children at home so as not be used as tools of destruction by enemies of the society.

He futher explained that, anybody who has any grievance against the disbanded SARS should approach the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to make his case.

Also, Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, through the commissioner, advises all Lagosians to remain calm and confident that the government will guard jealously the emblem of peace that Lagos is famous for. Any person or group of persons who plans to fuel any crisis in Lagos should drop such thoughts or be ready to face the law.

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