In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, September, 2020

Police Warns In opposition to Protest In Borno

Police Warns Against Protest In Borno


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The Borno State Police command has warned towards any type of protests within the state amid the controversy that has trailed the rise in gasoline value and electrical energy tariff.

The police command in an announcement launched by its Public Relations Officer Mr. Edet Okon, said that there’s nonetheless a ban on public rallies within the North East state. Based on the police, the protest would possibly disrupt the hard-earned peace within the state.

The Assertion Learn;

“The eye of Borno State Police Command has been drawn to plans by teams with sinister motives to disrupt the hard-earned peace within the state by violent protest purportedly towards the hike in gasoline and electrical energy costs and towards working circumstances of the state civil servants and N-POWER beneficiaries.

 “In view of the above, the Commissioner of Police, Borno State, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu needs to state that such protest is not going to be condoned/allowed by the Command as this will sabotage efforts of the federal/state governments and that of the safety companies to make sure that the rising peace and safety within the state is sustained.

“The command is utilizing this chance to remind members of the general public that there’s a ban on public rallies and all types of procession within the state, and this ban, in the intervening time nonetheless subsists.

“The command advises that each one types of grievances ought to be delivered to the desk for all events to chew on.

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“It’s pertinent to notice that the organised labour within the state, through a press launch dated September 7, 2020 and titled: “The organised labour is not going to be distracted,” has disowned and frowned at any type of agitation/protest.”

“Due to this fact, contemplating the stance of the organised labour and the subsisting ban on public rallies/procession/protest within the state, any protest noticed or carried out within the state will likely be seen as an act of sabotage and a deliberate effort to breach the rising peace and safety within the state; and can consequently be given the safety consideration it deserves by the Police and different sister safety companies, based on the legal guidelines of the land.

“All potential protesters are by this launch warned to avoid Borno State and respect the legal guidelines of the land as ‘respect is reciprocal.’


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