June 12: Police Threatens To Arrest Trouble Shooters

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Richard Ginika Izuora

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has warned that anyone who disrupts the June 12, democracy day celebration would be arrested and tried.

The Police boss was apparently reacting to intelligence report suggesting that there might be protests around the country on June 12.

The IGP has also issued directive to the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and FCT, to deal firmly with anybody or group of persons, who may want to take advantage of June 12 celebrations to threaten internal security order.

Baba stated this on Tuesday, June 8, during a meeting with strategic Commanders of the Force in Abuja.

He whoever warned officers to remain civil with law-abiding citizens.

The IGP said, “June 12 Democracy Day is days away. We’re currently reviewing the security situation; with a view to ensuring a hitch-free exercise.

“I must, however, remind you all of the need to remain civil with law-abiding citizens; but firm with any person or group that may wish to take advantage of the event to threaten our internal security order,”the IGP said.

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