Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has explained why security operatives took over the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos, venue of the Yoruba Nation mega rally.
Odumosu said presence of security operatives at the venue was to ensure that the state would not experience any breakdown of law and order.
He stressed that the measure was the state’s way of being security-conscious.
The Lagos police commissioner stated this while addressing journalists at the Park.
He said, “We are just being security conscious and proactive.
“Recall that on Thursday, I listed reasons why this rally must not hold.
“We learnt that some miscreants have perfected plans to seize the opportunity to cause mayhem in the society.
“Though the organisers of the rally made frantic efforts to say it will go peaceful, you and I know what happened during #EndSARS protests. EndSARS started peacefully but up till now, Lagos State has not been able to get out of the destruction that happened during the EndSARS.”
Odumosu recalled that many police stations were razed and policemen killed during the October 2020 #EndSARS protests, adding that the state won’t allow such an incident to happen again.