The Borno State Police Command has said it will not tolerate any form of protest in the northern state.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that spokesman of the Borno State Police Command, Edet Okon, made this known in a warning statement issued on Tuesday, September 8.
According to the police, the public demonstrations were capable of disrupting the “hard-earned peace in the state’’, adding that some groups were planning to protest against the hike in fuel price, electricity tariff, working conditions of state civil servants and N-power programme.
“Such protest will not be condoned by the command as this may sabotage efforts of the Federal and State Governments and that of the security agencies to ensure that the emerging peace and security in the state is sustained.
“The command is using this opportunity to remind members of the public that there is a ban on public rallies and all forms of procession in the state, and this ban, at the moment still subsist,” the statement added.