ENDSARS protesters in Rivers State have defied a ban on street demonstrations imposed by Governor Nyesom Wike, yesterday.
Instead, the young men and women again trooped out in large numbers to march around Port Harcourt, the State capital.
The protests have also continued across the country despite the Federal Government scrapping of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
With reports still emerging of the unit’s continued operations and brutality against peaceful agitators, the protesters say they won’t leave the streets until the SARS is entirely dismantled.
They are also calling for investigations of all cases of human rights violation by the unit with operatives found guilty punished.
They further want compensation for the families of those who lost their lives during the protests and those killed by SARS in previous instances.
Gov. Wike had on Monday night
banned the #ENDSARS street protests in the State, saying that demonstrators cannot protest against an organ that no longer exists.
He explained that with the dissolution of the police tactical unit by the Inspector-General of Police, the aim of the protest has been achieved.
A statement by the Rivers State
Commissioner for Information, Paulinus Nsirim, posted on Wike’s verified Twitter handle urged parents to restrain their wards.