Niger protest: Police deploy personnel to secure assets, maintain public order

The police in Niger state have deployed personnel and assets to maintain law and order and secure critical infrastructures in Minna following the proposed June 12 “Hungry and Angry’ protest declared nationwide.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Niger state police command,  SP Wasiu Abiodun, stated this in a statement in Minna Wednesday.

He said the Police command in Niger state is prepared for June 12 activities which is mostly characterised with political rallies and other activities, most especially the proposed protest of ‘Hungry and Angry.’

AccordHe said:  “The command has mobilised adequate personnel to be deployed strategically in public places, covering critical government assets and ensuring public orderliness”.

SP Abiodun said operation order has been drawn in that regard, adding that, “officers have been assigned responsibilities to deploy operational assets and personnel, monitor and supervise the men accordingly.”

He said that the Commissioner of Police, Niger state command CP Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman, has  urged residents of the state to be law abiding citizens and follow the path of dialogue and consultation in addressing their grievances, and avoid resorting to self help

He warned parents and guardians to caution their wards against any act that could cause breach of public peace before, during or after the June 12.

However, Blueprint reports that Minna has been calm and peaceful without signs of mass grouping as at the time of filing this report.


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