Police Warn Against Unlawful Protest In Abuja


By Ejike Ejike, Abuja

The Nigeria Police has warned all groups intending to protest illegally in the Federal Capital Territory to desist as the Force will not hesitate to stop such protest.

According to the Police PRO, FCT, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, ”Information at the disposal of the FCT Police Command has it that some disgruntled persons have perfected plans to embark on unlawful protest with intent to block major roads in the Federal Capital Territory.”

He further noted that the “Command wishes to state unequivocally that while it will continue to be professional and respect the fundamental rights of citizens as stipulated in the Nigerian Constitution, it will not fold its arms and watch any group under whatever guise jeopardise the existing peaceful atmosphere in FCT by blocking Federal roads and denying law abiding citizens easy access to such roads.

“The Command is hereby warning the group to heed wise counsel and channel its complaints to the appropriate authority.”

Meanwhile, the Policemen deployed to Wuye axis of the Federal Capital has arrested an armed robbery suspect whose syndicate specialises in robbing their victims at gunpoint of phones, handbags and other valuables.