Borno State Police Command has said it will not give room for any form of protest capable of disrupting the peace of the state to ocure. Noting that the present peaceful condition of the state is “hard-earned peace” and the security will not want to toy with it.
DSP Edet Okon, the command spokesman, gave the warning in a statement on Tuesday in Maiduguri.
Okon noting information at the disposal of the security operatives says that some groups were planning protests against the hike in fuel price, electricity tariff, working conditions of state civil servants, and the N-power programme.
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“In view of the above, the commissioner of Police Borno State, CP Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, wishes to state that such protest will not be condoned or by the command as this may sabotage efforts of the Federal and State Governments and that of the security agencies to ensure that the emerging peace and security in the state is sustained.
“The command is using this opportunity to remind members of the public that there is a ban on public rallies and all forms of a procession in the state, and this ban at the moment still subsists.
“The command advises that all forms of grievances should be brought to the table for all parties to chew on.
“It is pertinent to note that the organised labour in the State, via a press release dated 7th September 2020 and titled `The organized labour will not be distracted’ has disowned and frowned at any form of agitation/protest,’’ Okon said.