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Lekkiprotest: FG deploys anti-riot police in parts of Lagos



Ahead of Saturday’s planned protest tagged #OccupyLekkiProtest at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos, men and officers of the Nigerian Police have been deployed to Lekki and other parts of Lagos by the Federal government.

Deployed also, are the men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps totalling about 150 security agents who have been mandated to quell protest, according to sources.

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CAPITAL POST reports on Friday that tension grips Lagos as Lekkiprotesters are set to resume protest on Saturday.

However, a group vowed to resist to resist protesters through a statatement issued on Friday, thereby created a looming atmosphere of chaos.

Meanwhile, Police authority has advised Nigerian youths planning for Saturday’s demonstration at Lekki to
shelve the idea, saying the authority will not tolerate the breaking down of law and other.

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According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said: “the police and the State government had made their stance against the protest known that it should be stopped.

Demonstrators operating under the aegis of #EndSARS Season 2, vowed to defy the government’s order, noting that they would be at Lekki following the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry allowing the Lekki Concession Company to reopen the Lekki tollgate.

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Last year, there was massive EndSARs protest across the country with the protest at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos hit with major crisis.


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