The Federal Capital Territory Security Committee has placed a ban on all #EndSARS protests in Abuja due to the violation of COVID-19 protocols.
This was disclosed on Thursday, October 15 via the official Twitter page of the Federal Capital Territory.
The committee expressed concerns that despite the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS the protesters still continue to protests.
Report have it that the meeting was held on Tuesday and the Mallam Muhammad Bello, the FCT minsitwr presided over the meeting.
Details of the meeting was however contained in a statement issued and signed on Wednesday by the Chief Press Secretary to the minister, Anthony Ogunleye.
The statement reads in part;
“While the committee recognizes the rights of citizens as regards freedom of association and movement as enshrined in the constitution, it has observed that the unruly conduct of the crowd and manner of demonstrations are in complete violation of the COVID-19 safety protocols which were put in place to safeguard the lives of citizens.
“These violations endanger the lives of not just the demonstrators, but also other citizens going about their legitimate concerns.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the COVID-19 guidelines regulating public gatherings recommend physical distancing, temperature checks, the use of facial coverings, amongst others.
“Clearly, all these guidelines were flouted by the protesters. Consequently, the committee directs that due to the dangers posed by COVID-19, all street demonstrations, protests and processions will not be allowed anywhere within the FCT.”
See tweet/ photos below;
FCTA PRESS RELEASE
COVID-19: FCT SECURITY COMMITTEE PROHIBITS STREET DEMONSTRATIONS pic.twitter.com/XXsqWBH4FP
— Official FCTA (@OfficialFCTA) October 15, 2020