You will be held responsible for any breach of peace – Jigawa police to NLC

Police in Jigawa State have warned that the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, will be held responsible for any breach of peace in the planned nationwide protest.

The state police commissioner, CP AT Abdullahi gave the warning in a meeting with the leadership of the NLC ahead of a planned nationwide peaceful protest slated for 27 and 28 February 2024.

The CP pleaded with the NLC leaders to consider the interest of the state and the peaceful atmosphere enjoyed by the people.

He warned them not to be on the street but rather converge in their secretariat, address the press, express their grievances, and disperse to their various destinations.

According to him “You have the right to conduct peaceful protests as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“But miscreants will use this opportunity to hijack the whole process and destabilize the peaceful nature enjoyed by the state.”

He said the Command had deployed a high-visibility police patrol at the Dutse metropolis, including government installations, and private and public warehouses, among others, to avert any ugly incident.

He warned demonstrators to make sure that all processions were carried out within the bounds of the law.

He said the Command would not think twice about stopping any person or group that may purposefully hide behind the protests to undermine law and order in the state.


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