UK Advises Citizens to Avoid Large Gatherings Ahead of #EndSARS Anniversary, Kanu's Trail

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United Kingdom government has advised its citizens living in Nigeria  to avoid large gatherings ahead of the #EndSARS anniversary, and trial of Nnamdi Kanu.

In a statement published on its website on Friday, the UK predicted heightened security presence in Lagos and Abuja, following a planned protest in both locations.

“In parallel, the high profile trial date of a separatist leader is also scheduled for 21 October in Abuja.

“There may be additional protests and a heightened security presence in Abuja in the South East for this reason.

“In all areas affected, you should monitor local media, and avoid any demonstrations or large gatherings,” the statement read.

Flyers to mark the #EndSARS anniversary has been trending on social media, slated to begin with a Jumat service on October 15.

However, the police have warned against any protest to mark the anniversary, with Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu pledging to apply force on protesters.

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has also announced that the National Executive Council has agreed that both Federal government and states governments will pay compensation to victims of #EndSars protest, urging the citizens to shun another protest to mark #EndSARS anniversary.

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