Fuel price hike: Police say protests will not be allowed in Borno state

Fuel price hike: Police say protests will not be allowed in Borno state

- The Borno state police command has disclosed that it would not permit any form of protest in the state

- A spokesperson for the command, Edet Okon made the disclosure in a statement

- Okon stated that the Borno commissioner of police has directed that protests should not be allowed

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The Borno state police command has disclosed that it would not permit any form of protest or public rallies over the recent hike in fuel price and electricity tariff increase.

A spokesperson for the command, Edet Okon in a statement on Monday, September 7, said there is still a ban on public rallies in the state, This Day reported.

Fuel price hike: Police says protests will not be allowed in Borno
The Borno state police command has told protesters to stay away from the state. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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He said the police were aware of a plan by some people to embark on violent protests in the state under the guise of demonstrating against the hike in fuel price and the electricity tariff increase among others.

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The spokesperson stated the Borno commissioner of police, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu has directed that such protests should not be allowed.

According to Vanguard, Okon explained that the ban on protests is to make sure the peace and security in the state are sustained.

The command pointed out that the organised labour had dissociated itself from any protests in the state.

It warned that any protest will be considered an attempt to sabotage the peace and security in the state.

In other news, there are indications that Nigeria may soon witness massive protests by students over the recent increment in the pump price of petrol.

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration an ultimatum to reverse the increment in the pump price of petrol or face mass protests by the students, Leadership reported.

The vice president of NANS, Ojo Raymond, said that Nigerian students totally rejected the increment.

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Meanwhile, Honourable Tajudeen Yusuf, member representing Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency of Kogi state has berated the federal government for increasing the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.

Yusuf, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, September 7, said with the simultaneous hike in the prices of fuel and electricity, the woes of millions of Nigerians have been further compounded.

The House of Rep member accused the Buhari-led government of promising a better life for Nigerians, but only made Nigeria the poverty capital of the world.

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