The Cross River State Police Command has warned against any form of protest in the state.
This was contained in a statement titled, ‘No Room For Violent Protest, Gathering In Cross River State’, issued by the spokesperson for the command, DSP Irene Ugbo.
The statement read, “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.
“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 Monday 7th December, 2020 at strategic locations in the state.
“Consequently, the Command wishes to reiterate that Government of Cross River State, private entrepreneurs and security families still lament 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, cautions 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.
It had earlier been reported that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, said any act of hooliganism in the name of fresh protests in the country will be dealt with. This is as fresh #EndSARS protest rocked Osogbo, the Osun State capital, today.