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#SARSMustGo: Wike Bans Protests In Rivers State, Orders Punishment For Violators

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike has banned all forms of protests in Rivers State.

The governor specifically said all proposed protests by #EndSARS campaigners have been prohibited.

Wike’s directive was contained in a on Monday night by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim.

He explained that there was no need for any form of demonstration since the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, had disbanded the Special Anti- Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.

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

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“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.

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

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

For over a week now, youths across the country have taken to the streets to protest against the brutality and extrajudicial killings of the operatives of the now-disbanded police unit.

Although the police unit has been dissolved, the protesters are demanding, amongst other things, a total overhaul of the police force and the release of all arrested protesters.

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