BY VICTORIA IKEANO
The Nasarawa state police command has placed a blanket ban on all forms of protests in the state and vowed to deal with defaulters.
Announcing the ban in a press release signed on his behalf by the Command’s spokesman, DSP Rahman Nansel, the Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Baba said that the decision was to forestall breakdown of law and order in the state, adding that intelligence report on security “can no longer sustain any form of protest in the state”.
The release reads in full: “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 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.
“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”.