#ENDSARS: Wike bans protests in Rivers State
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The Rivers State Government has banned #EndSARS protest in Rivers State. This was issued in a statement signed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim.
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.”
Responding to this on social media, activists have condemned the statement by the Rivers State Government tagging it as a violation of the rights of the Citizens as stated in Section 40 of the 1999 Constitution.