The Lagos State government has urged all residents of the state to shun violence, as they protest against the brutality of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, made the appeal in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
Omotoso said the state government had noticed the unpleasant events that had occurred following the degeneration of the anti-SARS protests in the state.
He noted that some Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives were injured in attacks on the Herbert Macaulay Road and Alapere area of the state on Monday.
“Ordinary citizens have had their lives disrupted in many ways,’’ the commissioner said.
According to him, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration abhorred violence in any form and “warned all those behind the disturbing incidents to desist forthwith.”
He said the government would not allow any breakdown of law and order in the state.