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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a non-governmental,has vowed to drag Governor Nyesom Wike to courtif he uses Nigeria Police/law enforcement agents to intimidate and harass” #EndSARS protesters in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria.

Naija News had reported earlier that Governor Wike banned all forms of protests in Rivers State and particularly, the #EndSARS protests currently rocking many states in Nigeria.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim on Monday evening, the Rivers State Governor announced that no form of #EndSARS protest will be allowed in the state.

The Governor said the decision to ban the protests followed the announcement by the Inspector-General of Police that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has been dissolved. He, therefore, argued that since SARS has been dissolved, there is no need for the protests to continue.

Governor Wike said: “The Rivers State Government hereby wish 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.”

Displease with the governor’s order, Nigerians, including ex-BBNaija star, Tacha, took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to berate the Rivers State Governor.

Like Nigerians, SERAP took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to berate Governor Wike for prohibiting #EndSARS protests in Rivers State, saying: “Governor Wike HAS NO power whatsoever to ban #EndSARS protests or any peaceful protest for that matter.

“We’ll see Mr Wike in court if he uses Nigeria Police/law enforcement agents to intimidate and harass Nigerian citizens simply for peacefully exercising their human rights.”

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