Police Command in Lagos State has revealed why the security operatives take over the venue of Yoruba nation agitators at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos State.
Although as at the time of filling this report, the agitators are currently not present at the venue.
But The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu disclosed that the heavy presence of security operatives at the venue is because the command is being security conscious.
Odumosu made this known while addressing Journalists at the Gani Fawehinmi Park on Saturday, the venue of a planned rally by Yoruba Nation agitators.
In his words, He said “We are just being security conscious and proactive,”
“Recall that on Thursday, I listed reasons why this rally must not hold
We learnt that some miscreants have perfected plans to seize the opportunity to cause mayhem in the society.
“Though the organisers of the rally made frantic efforts to say it will go peaceful, you and I know what happened during #EndSARS protests. EndSARS started peacefully but up till now, Lagos State has not been able to get out of the destruction that happened during the EndSARS,” he added.
He said many police stations were burnt down with officers’ lives lost during the protest of October 2020, adding that the state won’t allow a repeat of such incident.