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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has cautioned #EndSARS protesters against throwing the country into unnecessary crisis.
The association warned that the protests were on the verge of being hijacked by hoodlums, expressing the concern that the campaign currently going on in the country could develop into full blown chaos if caution was not applied.
The students’ body’s National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Comrade Adeyemi Azeez said in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, that the protests had already been hijacked by hoodlums who could take advantage of the precarious situation to visit havoc on law abiding citizens.
Azeez said although the activities of SARS and the entire Police Force should be reformed for optimal performance, utmost caution should be taken lest the country is set on fire.
He said: “Information at our disposal revealed that some hoodlums are planning to hijack the nationwide protest in a bid to cause chaos and throw the country into crisis.
“We are also aware that some internet fraudsters, in a bid to continue perpetrating their criminal acts, are mobilising hoodlums to protest against the activities of SARS who have been clamping down on them.
“We want to call the attention of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to the plans of these hoodlums and their devilish plans.
“It is important that the IGP had ordered the ban of SARS and other tactical units on Nigerian roads. The IGP ordered that men of the FSARS should no longer conduct checks, neither should they mount road blocks, but the people behind these protests are not satisfied with this.
“The police should not hesitate to arrest and prosecute anyone caught disturbing the peace of the public or causing violence all in the name of protest.