The state government of Rivers has banned all types of # EndSARS protest in the state.



In a statement released this night, State Information Commissioner Paulinus Nsirim said that since the Inspector General of Police dissolved all SARS formations across the country, the state government sees no reason why any # EmdSARS protest should be held in the state.


Nsirim noted that the offenders would be arrested and brought to the book.

Read the statement below

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.

Paulinus Nsirim
Commissioner for Information and Communications
October 12, 2020