Police ban protest in Nasarawa
The Nasarawa State Police Command has banned all forms of protest in the state.
Police spokesperson in Nasarawa State, DSP Ramhan Nansel in a statement said the decision was taken to prevent the breakdown of law and order.
After the gubernatorial election in the state where the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Sule, emerged as the winner, supporters of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been protesting and calling for a review of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Nansel said an intelligence report on security in the state indicates that the protest could lead to a breakdown of peace.
“The Nasarawa State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that all forms of protest have been banned throughout the state,” Nansel said. “Therefore, all proposed protests under any guise are hereby prohibited.”
“The police command took this decision in order to prevent the breakdown of law and order and to sustain the peace currently being enjoyed in the state; as the intelligent report on security can no longer sustain any form of protest in the state.”
He advised parents and guardians to ensure their children and wards do not violate the order as anyone caught shall be arrested and prosecuted.