FG may tackle protesters occupying highways, economic hubs in Lagos, Abuja, others

October 18, 2020
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As ENDSARS protesters continue to have a field day as they disrupt economic and traffic flow in major cities across Nigeira, the federal governnet is suspecting anarchists at work, and it’s ready to take action.

Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Saturday no nation o earth will watch a volatile situation like this for long.

“Peaceful protest is an integral part of democracy and that is why the Federal Government in the last 11 days has treated the protesters in a very civilised manner,” he said on NTA on Saturday night.

“But, if you look at what happened to the governor of Osun State, it has gone completely beyond peaceful protest against excesses and abuse of power by the police.

“There is nowhere in the world where a government will fold its arms and allow the country to descend into anarchy.

“We are no longer dealing with #EndSARS but a volatile situation that can lead to anarchy if the government does not take some very firm steps to protect the lives and livelihood of innocent Nigerians,” he said.

According to him, the protests have gone beyond being peaceful because lives have been lost and innocent Nigerians, including workers and students, are passing through harrowing experiences.

Mohammed was referring to protesters blocking the roads and highway, workers are finding it difficult to get to their offices and back home while many Nigerians are stranded on the roads.

“We have nothing against peaceful protest but there are civilised ways of doing so.

“This is by going to a venue where you are not going to disturb other Nigerians because where your own right stops, other persons’ right begins,” he said.

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