June 12/Minimum Wage: Police,DSS Warn Against Violent Protest, Destruction of Critical Infrastructures

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The Department of State Security DSS and Nigeria Police Force NPF have warn against any form of violent protest that may lead to vandalization of critical infrastructures

The duo in a separate statement issued and signed by their spokesperson said certain individuals and groups are planning to stage physical protests in some parts of the country on 12th June, 2024

DSS Director, PR & Strategic
Communications Peter Afunanya in a statement said the protests are designed with sinister objectives to coincide with the Democracy Day Celebration. While citizens may have the rights of assembly and expression, such freedoms should not be used to undermine public safety and national security.

The statement reads further;

“The determination by some non-state actors to incite mass disaffection through demonstrations that may turn violent will not be tolerated. However, it is instructive to note that violent demonstrations are at variance with the peaceful disposition of the Federal Government to amicably address all contentions including the minimum wage. Citizens are, therefore, called upon to resist any persuasions to be lawless or cause disorder and anarchy in the nation. Displeased persons are rather encouraged to appropriately channel their grievances through the right channels and procedures.”

“Consequently, the DSS reaffirms its unequivocal position to protect the country from inimical acts being orchestrated by disgruntled groups to cause a breakdown of law and order. It will also sustain collaboration with all relevant stakeholders, including sister security agencies, to maintain the peace as well as protect lives and property across the nation. Law abiding citizens are enjoined to go about their businesses without fear.”

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While felicitating the government and citizens on the auspicious occasion of celebrating 25 years of unbroken democracy, the DSS calls for continued patriotism, unity and commitment in building a Nigeria of our collective dream.

Similarly, the Nigerian Police Force in a statement by the Force PRO Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and State Command Commissioners of Police in collaboration with other security agencies to ensure robust security arrangements are in place to prevent any breakdown of law and order including strategic deployments to protect key infrastructures and ensure that protests, if any, remain peaceful and lawful.

The Police equally appeals to parents and guardians to warn their wards not to be used by disgruntled and misguided individuals who are mobilizing for violent protest with intent to create anarchy. Such individuals are also advised to shelve their unpatriotic and clandestine plans in their own interest

We remain dedicated to upholding the rights of citizens while ensuring that public order is maintained

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