The Lagos State Police Command has cautioned that no form of gathering will be tolerated at the Lekki tollgate.
This comes on the heels of a plan by several civil society organizations to hold a peaceful march on the third anniversary of the incident, which occurred on October 20, 2020, during the #EndSARS rally in Lekki, Lagos.
However, the Lagos State Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, has stated that no gathering or convergence will be permitted anywhere near the toll gate.
Hundeyin, who made the disclosure through his official X handle (formerly Twitter), added that the police would be fully on the ground to ensure security for all persons participating in the peaceful walk as long as they are not obstructing traffic.
His words, “Uses at/by Oriental Hotel suggest stopping/waiting of buses and gathering of passengers. For the avoidance of doubt, no gathering/convergence whatsoever would be allowed anywhere around the toll gate.
However, men of @LagosPoliceNG would be fully on the ground to ensure security for all persons participating in the peaceful walk as long as they are not obstructing traffic.
Recall #EndSARS protests, was a public outcry for an end to police brutality, extrajudicial killings, extortion and abuse of power, especially by officers of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The protest, which started off peacefully, led to the disbandment of SARS by the federal government of Nigeria.
The protest, however, turned violent as hoodlums took advantage of the situation, burnt police stations, public facilities and carried out attacks on officers and citizens.