In News by stephen abiodun on the 13th, October, 2020

Wike bans #EndSARS protest – Newsdirect

Wike bans #EndSARS protest - Newsdirect

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, has prohibited campaigns calling for the ban of the particular anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the Nigeria police pressure.

Following renewed protests throughout the nation over reviews of brutality, harassment and extrajudicial killings by SARS operatives, Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police (IGP), had issued a directive on Sunday, disbanding the unit.

However the protests have continued, with activists insisting that extra concrete steps have to be taken on proscribing SARS, since comparable directives have been given previously.

Nonetheless, in an announcement issued on Monday night time by Paulinus Nsirim, commissioner for info and communications, Wike warned Rivers residents in opposition to embarking on #EndSARS protests.

In response to the governor, there was no want for additional protests for the reason that SARS unit has been scrapped by the IGP.

“The Rivers State Authorities hereby [wishes] to tell most people that each one types of protests have been banned all through the State,” the assertion learn.

“Due to this fact, all proposed protests below #EndSARS Marketing campaign are hereby prohibited.

“Authorities took this resolution as a result of the Inspector Normal of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had already scrapped the Particular Anti-Theft Squad. Due to this fact, there isn’t any want for any type of protest in opposition to a Unit of the Police Pressure that not exists.

“Dad and mom and Guardians are subsequently suggested to make sure that their youngsters or wards don’t violate this order.

“Legislation enforcement businesses are additionally directed to make sure that the ban is enforced and that violators are delivered to guide.”

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