Defence/Security

NLC: Kwara CP Warns Against Violent Protest, Sues For Peaceful Demonstration

 

In anticipation of the planned protest scheduled to take place on 27th and 28th February 2024, organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in collaboration with other unions, the Commissioner of Police Kwara State CP Victor Olaiya psc+ has directed the deployment of police personnel across the state to guarantee the safety and security of the good people of kwara during the peaceful protest.

This is contained in a statement signed by DSP Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, the Command’s Public Relations Officer and made available to newsmen in Ilorin on Monday.

In compliance with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun PhD., NPM, CP Victor Olaiya psc+ emphasized the importance of maintaining peace and order, affirming that while citizens have the right to a peaceful protest, any form of violence or disruption of public peace will not be condoned.

The Commissioner of Police held a strategic meeting with Area Commanders, Tactical Commanders, and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), directing them to implement proactive measures to prevent any potential breach of law and order.

To facilitate a smooth and orderly protest, CP Victor OLAIYA psc+ engaged in dialogue with representatives of the NLC and other relevant stakeholders on 26th February 2024. The discussion was to ensure a conducive atmosphere for a peaceful demonstration while safeguarding the interests of all parties involved.

“CP Victor Olaiya psc+ reiterates the commitment of Kwara State Police Command to uphold the rights of individuals to express themselves peacefully, emphasizing that any individual found instigating violence or engaging in unlawful behavior will face the full wrath of the law.

The Commissioner of Police assured residents, visitors, and stakeholders of Kwara State that adequate security measures have been put in place to safeguard lives and property during the protest.

He urged members of the public to report any suspicious activities or incidents to the nearest police station or through the Command Control number: 07032069501 or 08125275046.

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