The Nigeria Police has said that the call by the ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria and others’, on Nigerians, home and abroad, to join a planned ‘revolution’ march against the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday, 5th August, 2019 amounts to treasonable felony and acts of terrorism.
The police therefore said that it would not stand idly-by and watch any individual or group in the society cause anarchy in the land.
A statement by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu said that while acknowledging the rights of Nigerians to embark on protest, the Force wishes to note that such rights should not translate to a violent and forceful change of government which clearly is the meaning of ‘revolution’.
IGP Adamu noted that needless Nigeria is a democratic republic and has well-defined processes for change of government, exercised periodically during various cycle of elections.
He further said; “The Force therefore warns the organizers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathizers of the group ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria’ to, in their own interest, steer clear of any such planned protest, demonstration, acts of incitement and proposed “revolution.”
The IGP warned that the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any individual or group engaged or found participating in the above planned criminal act.
He advised parents and guardians to impress on their children and wards not to allow themselves to be used in whatever form by any person or group of persons to cause breach of law and order in the country.
The IGP said that the Police will work with other Law Enforcement Agencies and positive minded Nigerians to protect, defend and secure the nation’s public peace and space.