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Government bans EndSARS protests, others in Abuja

Government bans EndSARS protests others in Abuja - Government bans EndSARS protests, others in Abuja

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, has banned all types of protests within the capital territory, Abuja.

Bello introduced the ban at a safety assembly which had in attendance, the Everlasting Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola, heads of assorted safety businesses and army formations within the FCT, senior members of workers of the FCTA, representatives of spiritual and conventional establishments in addition to Space Council Chairmen.

This adopted the demonstration towards police brutality in Abuja.

The minister defined that the protest had endangered the lives of residents.

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In keeping with the Minister, the protesters failed to stick to the Covid-19 protocols, therefore the ban on peaceable protest.

A press release launched by FCT Safety Committee stated: “The Committee famous with satisfaction the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Inspector-Common of Police to disband the Particular Anti-Theft Squad SARS in addition to different reforms geared toward enhancing the effectiveness of the Nigerian police.

“It additionally famous that in response to the directive of the President and the yearnings of the Nigerian individuals, the Inspector Common of Police has dissolved the SARS throughout the 36 State Police Instructions and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) the place they hitherto existed.

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“Nonetheless, the Committee famous with concern that regardless of the pronouncement by the Inspector Common of Police scrapping the FSARS, the #ENDSARS protests continued in components of the Territory. The protesters triggered inconveniences to law-abiding residents.

“Whereas the Committee acknowledges the rights of residents as regards freedom of affiliation and motion as enshrined within the structure, it has noticed that the unruly conduct of the gang and method of demonstrations are in full violation of the COVID-19 security protocols which have been put in place to safeguard the lives of residents.

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“These violations endanger the lives of not simply the demonstrators, but in addition different residents going about their reliable considerations.

“Consequently, the Committee directs that as a result of risks posed by COVID-19, all avenue demonstrations, protests and processions won’t be allowed anyplace throughout the FCT.”

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