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June 12: Cross River Police threatens to deal with protesters, violators of law

Police Command in Cross River State has warned that it will deal ruthlessly with anyone who violates the law during the June 12 democracy celebration.

Speaking with DAILY POST on Friday on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo said the Command will not tolerate any gathering or unlawful protest.

“Everybody should be sober and in their houses given the experience people had particularly during EndSARs protest, we will not allow such incident to repeat itself again.

“We have gotten intelligence report on how people are planning to disrupt the peace of the state in the form of a protest and unlawful gathering as well as to embark on the violent destruction of property, we will not allow that” she stated.

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Earlier, the Command hierarchy in a press release signed by PPRO Igbo issued on Friday said it was aware of plans by some unscrupulous elements to cause panic and security threat during the
memorable June 12 Democracy celebration.

“It is on the above that the Command enjoins Cross Riverians not to allow anyone under any guise either politically or activism to destroy the peace of the state

“The Command hereby advise residents to shun all forms of unlawful procession, protest and gathering in the state, noting that the only asset God gave to Cross River State above all others is peace and harmony enjoyed by all the citizens.

“By this announcement, members of the public are being charged to be patriotic and report any suspicious movement in their domain to the Police and other sister security agencies at all times.

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“Furthermore, Parents/ Guardians are warned to checkmate the activities of their wards as the Police Command will never again tolerate any form of lawlessness or breach of peace from any person or group of persons across the State.

“Help the Police to serve you better by saying something when you see something, please.” the Police Command stated.

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