Boko Haram: Police bans protests in Borno

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 9th, 2014
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The Borno State Police Command has banned protest and demonstration in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The ban, according to military and police sources, followed the attempted demonstrations by Gwoza communities at the Government House, Maiduguri over last Wednesday’s attacks and killings by suspected Boko Haram gunmen and alleged non-challant attitude of the security operatives.

The command in press statement signed by its spokesman DSP Gideon Jirin said “It has come to the notice of Borno State Police Command that some group of persons are intending to embark on demonstrations anchored on the current security situation in the state.

“Members of the general public are being reminded that they are under obligation to obey the state of emergency imposed”.

The statement further said “All law abiding citizens are therefore assured and guaranteed of protection while they go about their lawful businesses.

“Such intending demonstrations are capable of causing disharmony, anarchy and pandemonium. The command is advising such persons or group of persons to desist from such act in their own interest or face the wrath of the law.

“The public are hereby advised to remain calm and report any misconduct to security agencies”.

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