Youths in Rivers State took to the street of Port-Harcourt to campaign against police brutality and dehumanization of the masses in the ongoing #ENDSARS campaign despite the disbandment of SARS by the Inspector General of Police on Sunday afternoon.
However the Youths have since expressed their dissatisfaction on the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS by Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, requesting that the Federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari should “Immediately release all arrested protesters, and grant justice for all deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.
the youths took to the street of Port-Harcourt on Tuesday morning despite Governor Nyesome Wike’s warning that all protest in the state have been banned;
“The Rivers State Government hereby [wishes] to inform the general public that all forms of protests have been banned throughout the State.
“Therefore, all proposed protests under #EndSARS Campaign are hereby prohibited.
“Government took this decision because the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had already scrapped the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Therefore, there is no need for any form of protest against a Unit of the Police Force that no longer exists.
“Parents and Guardians are therefore advised to ensure that their children or wards do not violate this order
“Law enforcement agencies are also directed to ensure that the ban is enforced and that violators are brought to book”, he said.
The youths in the country have been on the street protesting since on Sunday protesting, demanding an end to police brutality, extortion, assault, intimidation and dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS).