The Rivers State Government has placed a ban on all forms of protests in the State.
The Governor, Nyesom Wike in a statement issued through his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim advised parents and guardians to ensure their children or wards did not violate the order.
He said the decision followed the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
The statement read, “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 #End SARS 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.”