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Police Warns NLC Leadership Against Street Protest In C’River

The Cross River State Commissioner of Police CP Gyogon Augustine Grimah, has cautioned the NLC leadership that the planned nationwide peaceful protest should take place at the NLC secretariat.

He explained, the approach aims to prevent any opportunity for miscreants to disrupt the protest and cause chaos.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer SP Irene Ugbo, outlined stringent security measures to ensure the safety and success of the exercise.

For instance, the nationwide peaceful protest organized by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) slated for 27th & 28th February 2024.

In a meeting with the NLC leaders on Monday at the Command Headquarters Diamond Hill , Calabar, CP Grimah emphasized the importance of maintaining a peaceful atmosphere during the protest.

Moreover, he urged them to prioritize the interests of the state and the well-being of its citizens.

Meanwhile, he has recommended that the leaders address the press, articulate their grievances, and disperse peacefully thereafter.

In addition , the command acknowledged the constitutional right of the NLC to conduct peaceful protests but guarantees water tight security.

Accordingly, the Cross River State Command has resolved to provide adequate security coverage to the public during the protest.

“The police command is committed to uphold the rights of citizens while ensuring the safety and security of all residents in the state,” said CP Grimah.

“We urge all stakeholders to cooperate with law enforcement agencies to guarantee a peaceful and successful protest that upholds the principles of democracy and civic engagement,” he concluded.

Earlier, the leadership of NLC alleged that the state-sponsored persons planned attack on its rallies scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Federal Government cannot intimidate us and other deprived Nigerians, ” NLC President Joe Ajaero wrote in a statement on Sunday.

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