The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police on Monday denied a fresh #EndSARS protest held at the Lekki Tollgate plaza on Monday, 7th December.
Reacting to some viral videos making rounds on social media platforms, the Lagos Police Command in a statement by its spokesman, Olumuyiwa Adejobi labelled such videos as fake.
The statement titled ‘No Protest, Gathering In Lagos State’, reiterated the commitment of the Police to deal with any individual or persons bent on disrupting public peace in the state.
It however urged residents to go about their normal activities without fear as its operatives are on ground to forestall the breakdown of law and order.
The statement read, “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video of a protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, purported to have been staged today 7th December, 2020.
“The Command wishes to debunk the fake video that has been circulated to create tension and destabilize security network in the state. The video was one of the viral videos released during the recent violent Endsars protest before the Lekki Tollgate plaza was set ablaze by the violent protesters on 21st October, 2020.
“The command, therefore, urges the general public to regard the video as baseless and mischievous. The command also wishes to appeal to the general public to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses as the police is prepared to deal decisively, within the ambit of the law, with any act of lawlessness that could lead to breakdown of law and order in the state.”
Earlier on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari also vowed to deal decisively with any protest of protesters that may want to disrupt the peace of the country.