Borno state Police Command has warned that it will not tolerate any form of protest that is capable of wrecking the peace and security in the state.
This warning was given in a statement in Maiduguri by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon on Tuesday.
According to Okon, there has been some information going around about some groups planning to protest against the hike in fuel price, electricity tariff, the N-power programme and the working conditions of civil servants in the state.
He added that any form of protest will be regarded as an act of sabotage and intentional effort to disrupt the peace of the state.
The PPRO said, “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 organized 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.
“All prospective protesters are by this release warned to steer clear of Borno State and respect the laws of the land.”