The Federal Government has said it will not allow anarchy to take hold of the country in name of EndSARS protests to end police brutality.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this on Saturday during a television interview on the ongoing protests.
He said the protests had deviated from their original goals of those that initiated the protests.
He said, “Peaceful protest is an integral part of democracy and that is why the Federal Government in the last 11 days has treated the protesters in a very civilised manner.”
The minister said, “But, if you look at what happened to the governor of Osun State, it has gone completely beyond peaceful protest against excesses and abuse of power by the police.
“There is nowhere in the world where a government will fold its arms and allow the country to descend into anarchy.”
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He said, “We are no longer dealing with #EndSARS but a volatile situation that can lead to anarchy if government does not take some very firm steps to protect the lives and livelihood of innocent Nigerians.”
He “We have nothing against peaceful protest but there are civilised ways of doing so. This is by going to a venue where you are not going to disturb other Nigerians because where your own right stops, other persons’ right begins.”