#EndSARS: Government May Declare State Of Emergency – Lagos Lawmaker Issues Warning

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Temitope Adewale, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has asked # to calm down.


He called for an end to the # , warning that the government may be forced to declare a state of emergency or a lockdown if things continue to escalate.


Adewale, who represents the Ifako-Ijaye state constituency, said this on Instagram on Wednesday.

The lawmaker asked the , who are mainly , to appreciate the efforts of the government to meet their demands.

He said if the continue, there may be counter- by owners and sponsored elements and this could lead to crisis, robbery and anarchy.

Adewale wrote, “My dearest and greatest let’s take a break from the protest, back down for now and wait to see the promise of reforms they have made to us. If we don’t, foresee counter- by , owners, front liners and will start whether sponsored or , robbery, molestation and harassment will ensue and anarchy looms.

“The government would deploy its security and anti-riot forces to end the crisis they would say was caused by we youths and impose lockdown and or state of emergency in the land then the police reform we to see would happen as they will focus on you and .

“Part of the constitution that favours the government will be evoked to protect lives and as the primary responsibility of the government. Please let’s consolidate on our win by organising ourselves to in the reform process and end this protest.

than anything am a youth and my name is Hon. Temitope Adewale, Member, Lagos State House of Assembly. God Bless us all.”

Thousands of protesters, who are mostly youths, have been demonstrating against police brutality perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The protests have continued despite the scrapping of by the police.

Several attempts by the government and leaders to quell the protests have failed.

The demonstrations, which have mostly been peaceful, have caused heavy and affected activities in major cities across the country.