The Nigerian police has on Monday the 11th of October warned Nigerians especially Lagosians not to carry out any #EndSARS memorial protest on October 20, at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.
We will recall that on October 20, 2020, it was rumoured that the Nigerian army opened fire on peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. The protesters were registering their grievances concerning the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), who according to many Nigerians were known for brutalizing innocent youths tagging them as yahoo boys.
Omoyele Sowore, a human rights activist, has said a planned memorial protest for #EndSARS victims on October 20, 2021, irrespective of threats by security operatives and the Nigerian government. The police in Lagos state has shunned any kind of gathering, procession or protest in any part of the state. Sowore in regards to that has rebuked the police asking them not to stop Nigerians from their memorial protest.