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Wike bans EndSARS protests in Rivers

Wike bans EndSARS protests in Rivers

Rivers State Government has banned any form of protest by those agitating for end of police brutality.

The government said there was no longer need for the EndSARS protests since the Inspector General of Police has announced the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery unit.

The statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim, advised parents to ensure their children comply with the directive.

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The statement in full reads;

“The Rivers State Government hereby wish to inform the general public that all forms of protests have been banned throughout the State.

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

“Government took this decision because the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had already scrapped the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

“Therefore, there is no need for any form of protest against a Unit of the Police Force that no longer exists.

“Parents and Guardians are therefore advised to ensure that their children or wards do not violate this order.

“Law enforcement agencies are also directed to ensure that the ban is enforced and that violators are brought to book.”

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