Nigerian Government Bans All Protests In Abuja

The Nigerian Government has placed a ban on protests in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.


The ban was announced by the Chief Press Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Anthony Ogunleye.

The FCTA states that the ongoing #ENDSARS protests have violated the COVID-19 safety guidelines put in place to protect the people.

The committee alleged that the peaceful protesters have been behaving in an unruly manner, and caused inconveniences to others in the capital city.

The committee also alleged that the protesters have failed to comply with COVID-19 guidelines regulating public gatherings.

The committee's meeting, presided over by FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, resolved that the ongoing protests endanger the lives of everyone in the capital city.

"All street demonstrations, protests, and processions will not be allowed anywhere within the FCT," the statement read.

The statement failed to state the consequences for violating the ban, but at least 10 protesters have been killed, and many assaulted by police officers since the protests started over a week ago.

Hoodlums have also attacked the protesters in Lagos and Abuja and injured some while also damaging property.

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