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NLC Protest: Niger Police Set to Forestall Hijack

Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP, Shawulu Ebenezer Danmamman has announced that adequate measures have been put in place ahead of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, proposed nationwide protest to avert its hijack by miscreants in the state.

The protest is slated for February 27th and 28th, 2024, across the country.

In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the CP directed the Department of Operations of the Command, Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders and Division Police Officers (DPOs) to ensure visibility policing during the protest.

NLC Protest: NPF Deploy Officers, Warn Against Hijack

He also ordered deployment of adequate police personnel and operational assets to dominate public places and monitor situations through intelligence-led/visibility policing.

The CP also directed that critical infrastructures, government offices, banks, police stations and other public assets must be adequately protected for public safety.

“The CP had admonished the intended protesters during an interface in his office today that despite having the citizen’s right of peaceful protest, which the Police must protect, they must ensure that all processions are conducted within the ambit of the law.

“In the process of exercising their rights, other people’s rights must not be violated and conduct themselves in a very civilized manner devoid of unruly character, as the Police will be on ground to provide security and subdue anyone or group of persons who may want to use such avenue to cause breach of public peace,” the statement said.

The CP further admonished parents and guardians to warn their wards against any act of violence during the protest, while also urging members of the public to be law-abiding and go about their lawful businesses.

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