Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello, has banned all types of avenue protests within the capital metropolis of Abuja.
Bello introduced the ban at a safety assembly which had in attendance, the Everlasting Secretary, FCTA, Mr Olusade Adesola, heads of varied safety companies and navy formations within the FCT, senior members of employees of the FCTA, representatives of non secular and conventional establishments in addition to Space Council Chairmen.
This adopted the demonstration in opposition to police brutality in Abuja.
The peaceable protest had yesterday turned sore as armed thugs had attacked demonstrators in Berger space of Abuja.
Nevertheless, the minister defined that the protest had endangered the lives of residents.
In line with the Minister, the protesters failed to stick to the COVID-19 protocols, therefore the ban on peaceable protest.
An announcement launched by FCT Safety Committee stated: “The Committee famous with satisfaction the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Inspector-Normal of Police to disband the Particular Anti-Theft Squad SARS in addition to different reforms geared toward enhancing the effectiveness of the Nigerian police.
“It additionally famous that in response to the directive of the President and the yearnings of the Nigerian individuals, the Inspector Normal of Police has dissolved the SARS throughout the 36 State Police Instructions and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) the place they hitherto existed.
“Nevertheless, the Committee famous with concern that regardless of the pronouncement by the Inspector Normal of Police scrapping the FSARS, the #ENDSARS protests continued in elements of the Territory. The protesters induced inconveniences to law-abiding residents.
“Whereas the Committee acknowledges the rights of residents as regards freedom of affiliation and motion as enshrined within the structure, it has noticed that the unruly conduct of the gang and method of demonstrations are in full violation of the COVID-19 security protocols which have been put in place to safeguard the lives of residents.
“These violations endanger the lives of not simply the demonstrators, but in addition different residents going about their respectable issues.
“Consequently, the Committee directs that as a result of risks posed by COVID-19, all avenue demonstrations, protests and processions is not going to be allowed anyplace inside the FCT.”