Police in Cross River State has threatened to deal with End SARS protesters planning to storm the streets on Monday. December 7th 2020.
Police in a press release with ref AZ:5250/CRS/PPRD/Vol.17/93, titled, ‘No room for violent protest, gathering in cross River State’ signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo and made available to Globalgistng on Monday said the force has received intelligence about expected violent End SARS protest in the State on Monday, December 7th.
“The Command has actionable intelligence that certain individuals, or groups have concluded plans to entice innocent citizens, especially youths, into their planned protest which is proposed to commence tomorrow, Monday, 7th December, 2020 at strategic locations in the State.
“Consequently, the Command wishes to reiterate that the memories of Government of Cross River State, private entrepreneurs and security families are still fresh in losses recorded on the occasion of the recent END SARS protesters which was highly condemned.
“It’s on the above, that the Cross River State Police Command, therefore, caution those who might want to hide under END SARS protest to spark another catastrophic impact with intent to cause chaos in the state, to refrain from such unprofitable evil venture as the Police and other security agencies will not fold their hands while individuals or groups mastermind another violence and absolute freedom of individuals in the state,” she said.
The statement added, “The Cross River State Police Command wishes to draw the attention of the general public against any gathering, procession or protest in Cross River as some unscrupulous individuals or group of persons are planning to embark on another similar destructive and fierce END SARS protest that left unsuspecting and law-abiding citizens into a repeated wanton destruction in the State.
“In the same vein, the Command equally warns parents and guardians to caution and discourage their Children/Wards from being used for any act, gathering or protest capable of causing mayhem in the state. At this juncture, the Command wishes to state crystal clear that any unlawful assembly, procession or protest will be ethically subdued in line with the provisions of the extant laws.
“Furthermore, the police command enjoins residents to go about their lawful businesses as anyone attempting to sabotage, truncate or cause breach of peace in the state should have a rethink and change of attitude towards the betterment of the all, please.