Police Ban Protests In Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has banned all forms of protests across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state.

This was announced in a statement on Sunday by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, in Lafia on Sunday.

He said the ban was to forestall the breakdown of law and order in the state.

The statement reads, “The Nasarawa State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that all forms of protest have been banned throughout the state.

“Therefore, all proposed protests under any guise are hereby prohibited.

“The police command took this decision in order to prevent a breakdown of law and order and to sustain the peace currently being enjoyed in the state; as the intelligence report on security can no longer sustain any form of protest in the state.

“Consequently, parents and guardians are advised to ensure their children and wards do not violate this order as anyone caught shall be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”

Recall that half-naked women and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state have been protesting since last Monday, asking the Independent National Electoral Commission to review the 2023 governorship election which saw the incumbent Governor, Abdullahi Sule, emerge as winner.

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