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#EndSARS: No Form Of Gathering, Protest Will Be Tolerated, Cross River Police Warn

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The Cross River State Police Command has warned against another #EndSARS protest in the state.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, the police said no form of gathering, procession or protest would be tolerated.

The Cross River State Police Command wishes to draw the attention of the general public against any gathering, procession or protest in Cross River as some unscrupulous individuals or group of persons are planning to embark on another similar destructive and fierce ENDSARS protest that left unsuspecting and law-abiding citizens into repeated wanton destruction in the State.

“The Cross River State Police Command wishes to draw the attention of the general public against any gathering, procession or protest in Cross River as some unscrupulous individuals or group of persons are planning to embark on another similar destructive and fierce ENDSARS protest that left unsuspecting and law-abiding citizens into repeated wanton destruction in the State,” the statement partly read.

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“Consequently, the Command wishes to reiterate that the memories of Government of Cross River State, private entrepreneurs and security families still laments in losses recorded on the occasion of the recent ENDSARS protesters which was highly condemned.

“It’s on the above, the Cross River State Police Command, therefore, caution those who might want to hide under ENDSARS protest to spark another catastrophic impact with intent to cause chaos in the state, to refrain from such unprofitable evil venture as the Police and other security agencies will not fold their hands while individuals or groups Mastermind another violence and absolute freedom of individuals in the state.”

SEE FULL STATEMENT HERE:

NO ROOM FOR VIOLENT PROTEST, GATHERING IN CROSS RIVER STATE:

The Cross River State Police Command wishes to draw the attention of the general public against any gathering, procession or protest in Cross River as some unscrupulous individuals or group of persons are planning to embark on another similar destructive and fierce ENDSARS protest that left unsuspecting and law-abiding citizens into repeated wanton destruction in the State.

The Command has actionable intelligence that certain individuals or groups have concluded plans to entice innocent Citizens, especially youths, into their planned protest which is proposed to commence tomorrow Tuesday 7th December 2020 at strategic locations in the State.

Consequently, the Command wishes to reiterate that the memories of Government of Cross River State, private entrepreneurs and security families still laments in losses recorded on the occasion of the recent ENDSARS protesters which was highly condemned.

It’s on the above, the Cross River State Police Command, therefore, caution those who might want to hide under ENDSARS protest to spark another catastrophic impact with intent to cause chaos in the state, to refrain from such unprofitable evil venture as the Police and other security agencies will not fold their hands while individuals or groups Mastermind another violence and absolute freedom of individuals in the state.

In the same vein, the Command equally warns parents and guardians to caution and discourage their Children/Wards from being used for any act, gathering or protest capable of causing mayhem in the state.

At this juncture, the Command wishes to State crystal clear that any unlawful assembly, procession or protest will be ethically subdued in line with the provisions of the extant laws.

Furthermore, the Police Command enjoined residents to go about their lawful businesses as any attempt to sabotage, truncate or cause a breach of peace in the state to have a rethink and change of attitude towards the betterment of the all, please.

DSP IRENE UGBO

Police Public Relations Officer

Cross River State Command.


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