River state governor Nyesom Wike has banned #ENDSARS protest in Rivers State. In a statement signed by Rivers state Commissioner for Information Paulinus Nsirim.
The governor said that 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.
The statement 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.Meanwhile Youths in Nigeria has condemned the statement.
I know how hot port Harcourt and Rivers dey be on a normal day with police wahala, God please let all this police respect themselves today, if not na war zone because PH people no dey hear word, they are going for peaceful protest🙏 #SARSMUSTEND #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/CVn8J1XMfP
— Babe babe my phone⭐ a shameless Shipper🚀KEW🥳🥳🥳 (@urfavouriteVive) October 13, 2020
Dear Gov Wike, the proposed #SARSMUSTEND #EndSARS protest scheduled for Port Harcourt today must hold. An idea whose time has come can not be stopped. #SARSMUSTEND is a movement that is bigger than any individual, state or Nation. It’s a global phenomenon
Can I get 1000 retweet pic.twitter.com/faA81QvDNn
— iRetweet #EndSARS Jenslaw 💎 (@jenslaw_) October 13, 2020
Wike knows how tough portharcourt can get but he also knows he can’t trample on our rights to protest. Men for dey calm but 001 don go cause uproar, e no go good if ekelebe attack manchis first 👍🏾
— #ENDSARS (@perfectwyS) October 13, 2020