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FCT Police Command Issues Strong Warning To BBOG Protesters

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BBOG-Aso-Rock-3-1The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has warned the BringBackOurGirls coalition against staging a street protest without police approval.

It said that any group who wished to embark on a demonstration must apply to the FCT Commissioner of Police in writing and secure approval.

A statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Anjuguri Manzah, last night, said protest carried out in recent time in Abuja had obstructed traffic and created tension.

The statement read, “These indiscriminate actions which are carried out in disorderly and sometimes riotous manner create unwarranted tension and apprehension among law abiding citizens and in the process obstruct legitimate business activities.

“It is on this note that the command is making it clear that it will continue to be professional in discharging its constitutionally assigned roles in accordance with international best practices especially as it relates to the fundamental rights of citizens.

“However, the Command will not fold its arms and watch some individuals or group of persons tamper with the existing peaceful atmosphere in the Federal Capital Territory.

“The command hereby advises any person or group of persons who wish to embark on any demonstration to notify the Commissioner of Police FCT in writing and secure approval.”



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