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Economic Hardship: Police Vow To Clamp Down On Protesters



The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to clamp down on protesters who try to impede the free flow of traffic while protesting.

This was made known by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, on Sunday.

Hundeyin said that they are aware of planned protests in the state and are committed to implementing necessary measures for the safety of lives and property.

Emphasizing the importance of maintaining smooth traffic and a peaceful environment, he assured that residents’ lawful activities will not be hindered.

Reacting to a proposed protest in the state, Lagos police wrote on X, “The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni has assured Lagosians that the Command has put necessary measures in place to ensure the safety of lives and property, free flow of traffic and a peaceful environment for carrying out their respective lawful duties.

“This assurance has become imperative following news making the rounds about nationwide protests billed to start on Monday, February 26, 2024, an action capable of grounding commercial activities and obstructing the free flow of traffic.

“The Command will live up to its mandate of ensuring that no person or group of persons is allowed to infringe on the fundamental human rights of others, especially the rights to freedom of movement and right to dignity of human persons.

“Adegoke, therefore, warns all intending protesters that anyone found infringing on the rights of other Nigerians will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

“Adegoke also enjoined all peace-loving Lagosians to go about their lawful duties without fear of harassment or intimidation, reiterating that adequate security assets have been strategically deployed to ensure their safety and security. “