President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday cautioned against a repeat of violent protests across the country.
Buhari made this known while virtually declaring open the Chief of Army Staffs Annual Conference 2020.
The President warned that any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively to ensure peace and stability in the country.
Buhari, who restated governments commitment to the rights of citizens to embark on peaceful protests responsibly and in accordance with the laws of the land, also recalled that the ENDSARS protests were hijacked by hooligans to cause wanton damage to lives and property in many cities across the country.
He, however, hailed the Nigerian Armed Forces for their efforts at restoring law and order in various states during the large-scale criminality that ensued in the wake of the ENDSARS protests.