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EndSARS: Lagos govt vows to stop planned #OccupyLekkiToll gate protest by opposing groups Advises parents to keep their children away We’re fully prepared — CP By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Lagos State Government has warned the two rival groups planning to stage #OccupyLekkiToll gate protest on Saturday, to shelve the plan and stay away, as every arrangement has been concluded to prosecute violators.
Also, the state Police Command has threatened to deal decisively with any form of protest in the state as the command is ready to arrest and prosecute any violator(s). Recall that the Lagos State Judicial Panel’s decision permitting the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to repossess the Lekki Toll Gate caused a social media storm on Tuesday with two groups threatening counter-protests at the plaza. Opponents of the panel’s decision, mainly youths, expressed their outrage on Twitter with the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollGate.
They resolved to stage another protest at the tollgate to ensure that the tollgate remains shut until justice is served to the victims of the Lekki shooting. The protest has been fixed for Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 7 am.
Their outrage was matched by that expressed by proponents of a counter social media campaign with the #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornDemPapaWell. The promoters lamented that Lagos State witnessed massive destruction of public and private properties during the #EndSARS protests, warning that further protest that will lead to destruction will not be tolerated. Last November
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu estimated about N1 trillion for the reconstruction and repair of the properties and infrastructure that were vandalised and destroyed by hoodlums.
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