The Lagos State Police Command has said no protest is scheduled to hold in the state on Saturday (tomorrow), June 12.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the command’s Public Relations Officer, on Friday.
Various groups are scheduled to hold demonstrations on June 12 – designated as Democracy Day in Nigeria – to protest against the state of the nation and the governance of President Muhammadu Buhari.
But according to the police, security agencies have made necessary arrangement to maintain law and order across the state.
It also urged Lagosians to disregard the sit-at-home order called by certain groups.
The statement read: “The Lagos State Police Command wishes to state clearly that it is not aware of any planned protest in Lagos State to commemorate the 2021 Democracy Day on Saturday, 12th June, 2021.
“In this regard, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, therefore appeals to members of the public to disregard any sit-at-home order called by certain groups which is being circulated in the social media and go about their lawful businesses as the police and other security agencies have made necessary arrangement to maintain law and order across the state.”
The command also stated that special squads have been formed to go after traffic robbers who have been terrorising innocent Lagosians.
The statement read: “CP Hakeem Odumosu equally released some crime fighting equipment and modern communication gadgets to the Squads for efficiency and better service delivery as some of the identified areas like Eko Bridge, Apongbon, Cele, Ijora, Ojota/7up, Mike 12, Surulere etc, must be cleared of miscreants and traffic robbers with immediate effect.
“While assuring the general public of adequate security of lives and property in Lagos State, the Commissioner of Police, reiterated that police personnel in the command will religiously discharge their duties within the ambit of the law.”