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Nigerian police vows to stop proposed June 12 protest

The Delta state Police Command has said it will not allow the Proposed June 12 protest to take place in any part of the state, promising to deal decisively with anyone found disturbing public peace in any guise.

The police warning is coming on the heels of a planned nationwide protest by youths in the country scheduled to hold on June 12 (tomorrow), which is the country’s democracy day.

According a statement signed by the command’s Acting Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Bright Edafe, the Command prohibited any form of group gathering and carrying of placards in any part of the state.

He disclosed that undercover police detectives have been deployed across the state for the purpose of arresting any person or persons staging any form of protest, adding that the command was committed to maintain and sustain the peace the state is currently enjoying.

CP Ari Muhammed Ali

The statement noted thus; “The police is aware of the planned protest by some agitated members of the public on 12th of June 2021, and is also aware that this protest is being staged by criminally minded individuals, hiding under the guise of peaceful protest thereby causing havoc in the state.

“The command under the watch of CP Ari Muhammed Ali, will not allow any miscreant to distort the already existing peace in the state.

“Members of the public, particularly residents of Delta state are to be aware that on no account should any group be seen, gathering or carrying placard in the name of protest, as such will not be allowed in the state. Officers and men of the command have been placed on red alert and have been ordered to arrest and deal decisively with any criminally minded elements who wish to go against this order.

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“The command is more than ever willing to go after any miscreant who might be found wanting.”

The statement further called on members of the public to partner with the police to see that those who try to bring disunity in the state and our dear nation be arrested and brought to book.

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