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Gov. Wike Moves To Breach Constitution As He Bans ENDSARS Protest In Rivers State

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Olalekan Fakoyejo
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Governor Nyesom Wike has banned ENDSARS protest in Rivers State following plans by protesters to continue the protest against police brutality and killing of Youths by operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) across Nigeria.

In a statement released by the Governor's Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim, parent were advised to ensure their children didn't go out to protest in Rivers State, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, as security agencies have been ordered to clampdown on protesters.

"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.

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"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."

Note that peaceful protest is a constitutional right of a Nigerian citizen as enshrined in the constitution. A Governor doesn't have the power to prevent a citizen from conducting peaceful protesting.

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Olalekan Fakoyejo
Olalekan Fakoyejo

Fakoyejo Olalekan is a certified media practitioner from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ)....

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