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Uncertainty, apprehension as #EndSARS promoters insist on memorial protest

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There is anxiety in the country as EndSARS promoters insist on holding memorial protest to mark the first year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests despite warning by security agencies.

Flyers circulated on social media indicated that the organisers have perfected plans to hold the memorial protests in Lagos, Abuja, Abia, Adamawa, Bayelsa, Edo, Kwara, Enugu, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers and Oyo states.

Security agencies, including police, soldiers and others have stormed the Lekki toll gate to prevent the anniversary but the promoters have vowed to go ahead.

Some promoters of the #EndSARS movement and celebrities, including Falz (Folarin Falana) – son of human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, and comedian, Debo Adebayo popularly known as Mr Macaroni, have opted for a memorial car procession.

They argued that the government scuttled their plan to hold an anniversary summit tagged: “SoroSoke” at the Landmark Events Centre, Lagos. It was alleged that the state government compelled the centre to deny them access. The summit is now expected to hold virtually.

The management of the centre refused to comment when Akelicious called their telephone number. The security officers at the centre also denied our correspondent access to any of their representatives on Monday.

However, a car procession is scheduled for today at the Lekki Tollgate from 8am to 10am, and participants are encouraged to blast their horns and wave flags as they drive through the gate.

The organisers have also encouraged participants to stay in their vehicles all through the procession.

Security operatives have been stationed in strategic locations in the state, as the police have vowed to halt any protest.

However, some residents have said they would stay indoors or avoid the Lekki route over fear of a resurgence of the October 20, 2020 incident.

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