#EndSARS: FG Will not Permit Anarchy In Nigeria
The federal government of Nigeria has issued a warning that it’s going to not stand by and watch #EndSARS protests flip to anarchy following the violence that has trailed the demonstration.
The Minister of Info and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this on Saturday when he featured on a late-night Nigeria Tv Authority information programme, “Weekend File”.
The programme was entitled, “EndSARS Protest: The Approach Ahead”.
The minister stated the protests had been hijacked by hoodlums and folks with ulterior agenda.
He famous that whereas the unique conveners of the protests might need meant properly, it was apparent that they had been now not accountable for the initiative.
“Peaceable protest is an integral a part of democracy and that’s the reason the Federal Authorities within the final 11 days has handled the protesters in a really civilised method.
“However, when you have a look at what occurred to the governor of Osun State, it has gone utterly past peaceable protest in opposition to excesses and abuse of energy by the police.
“There may be nowhere on this planet the place a authorities will fold its arms and permit the nation to descend into anarchy.
“We’re now not coping with #EndSARS however a unstable scenario that may result in anarchy if the federal government doesn’t take some very agency steps to guard the lives and livelihood of harmless Nigerians,” he stated.
The minister added that the protests have gone past being peaceable as a result of lives have been misplaced and harmless Nigerians, together with staff and college students, are passing by harrowing experiences.
Particularly, he stated as a result of the protesters are blocking the roads and freeway, staff are discovering it tough to get to their places of work and again dwelling whereas many Nigerians are stranded on the roads.
“We’ve nothing in opposition to peaceable protest however there are civilised methods of doing so.
“That is by going to a venue the place you aren’t going to disturb different Nigerians as a result of the place your personal proper stops, different individuals’ proper begins,” he stated.