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Independence Day: Police Ban Rallies, Protests In Lagos


The Lagos State Police Command has placed a ban on all sorts of protests and rallies within the state today, October 1st 2020 being Nigeria’s Independence Day.

This was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi. The statement added that;

“the command will not allow any gatherings, rallies, or protests against the sovereignty of Nigeria in the state just as he announced the cancellation of the 60th Independence anniversary parade by the Lagos State government.

“CP Hakeem Odumosu according to the release also warned parents and guardians to warn their children and wards to desist from any rallies, protests or be mobilised to wage war against the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, or else they (parents or guardians) of any youths arrested for such activities will be prosecuted.”

The CP, however, appealed to the general public to “be law-abiding, desist from violence and any act that is capable of disrupting the sovereignty of Nigeria”.


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