The Nigeria Police Force has said it will not allow violent protests in the country, noting that the police were ready to combat any group attempting to cause a breakdown of law and order.
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, stated this while esponding to questions during a meeting with command commissioners of police in Abuja on Friday.
Adamu reiterated that the constitution guaranteed peaceful protests and noted that many of the masterminds of the violence that rocked the #EndSARS protests had been arrested including inmates who escaped from Edo custodial centre.
He stated, “We will never allow this type of #EndSARS protests again, it was violent. Peaceful protest is allowed in our constitution. When these rallies started peacefully, we provided security for them.
“We were moving with them to make sure they were not molested by any group of people and it was going on well until it turned violent.
“When it turned violent, they then attacked the people that were even giving them protection. So, we shall never allow any violent protest in this country again. When you talk of peaceful protests, yes, it is allowed but violent protests, never.”