We’II not al­low any protest turn vi­o­lent – Po­lice

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The FCT Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Musa Kimo, has said the com­mand will not al­low any protest to lead to vi­o­lence in the ter­ri­tory even as it recog­nises the con­sti­tu­tional rights of res­i­dents.

Kimo was speak­ing in the back­drop of a protest or­gan­ised by a group, #OurMumuDonDo, at Unity Foun­tain in Abuja.

He said mis­cre­ants hi­jacked the protest adding that the po­lice will not al­low any protest un­der any guise to jeop­ar­dise the pre­vail­ing peace, law and or­der in the ter­ri­tory.

He said the quick in­ter­ven­tion of the po­lice pre­vented a break­down of law and or­der dur­ing the protest.

He said the po­lice dis­persed some mis­cre­ants that in­fil­trated the group.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the same group had held a protest on Mon­day, at the same venue and were ac­corded nec­es­sary po­lice pres­ence to safe­guard pub­lic safety and peace.

Kimo urged mem­bers of the pub­lic, par­ents and guardians, re­li­gious and opin­ion lead­ers and other stake­hold­ers to cau­tion their chil­dren against be­ing used by any group to cause any dis­tur­bance in the ter­ri­tory.

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