Insecurity: Plateau warn residents against protest

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The Plateau state government has warned residents against any form of protest.
The warning came on the heels of rumours of a planned protest on Tuesday in Jos against the persistent killings in the state by suspected fulani herdsmen and the alleged failure of Governor Simon Lalong to stop the mayhem.
The government, in a statement on Monday said it had received information about rumours of the planned protest.
The statement signed by the commissioner of information, Mr. Dan Manjang, directed security agencies to deal with anyone coming out to protest.
Manjang maintained that the ban on public procession is still in force and directed security agencies to deal with anyone who violates the law.
The statement said security agents have been placed on red alert to deal with any one who violates the law.
The statement reads: “It has come to the notice of the Plateau State Government that there are rumours of a planned protest beginning tomorrow Tuesday 7th September, 2021.
“While Government acknowledges and respects the right of citizens to peaceful protest, it however reminds the general public that the ban on public procession by whatever guise and name is still in force particularly at this time that the State is still nursing its wounds from the recent attacks that affected some parts of the state.
“Government therefore warns the organisers of the purported protest to drop the idea in the interest of peace and security.
“Security agents have been placed on red alert to rise up to the challenge by arresting anyone who violates this directive.
“The Government also enjoins all law abiding citizens to go about their normal duties without any fear of molestation or intimidation.
“Parents are also advised to rein in their wards and continue to support the Government in working for the restoration of total normalcy to the State. ALWAYS THINK PLATEAU AND ACT PLATEAU.”
Residents of the state have been disenchanted with Lalong for allegedly not standing with the people in their trying moments.

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