A statement Issued by the police public relation Officer Nnamdi Omoni reads as follows:
RE: PLANNED PROTEST: TAGGED “SAVE OUR SOUL” BY OGONI YOUTH FEDERATION (OYF) WORLDWIDE.
The attention of the Rivers State Police Command has been drawn to the Threats and counter Threats making the rounds by some youth bodies in Ogoni, especially the threat by the Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) Worldwide on the planned protest to the Rivers State Government House scheduled to hold tomorrow Thursday 29th August, 2019 at about 0700hrs.
- The Command is not unaware of the fact that, Citizens have the right to Protest, however such Rights are not absolute as they could be derogated
from when it is perceived that the Protest will undermine the peace and security of the State.
In this particular case, Intelligence at our disposal revealed that, the said Protest is ill-conceived, and most worrisome is that the group has been infiltrated with all manner of miscreants who want to hijack, destabilize the process and cause breakdown of law and order in the State.
- Consequently, the Command is using this medium to call on the organizers of the planned protest to call it off and explore other civic ways and means of seeking redress and drawing the attention of the Government to their plights, other than the Protest.
As a Command, we wish to state unequivocally that we will not sit back nor spare any efforts in dealing with any group whose actions or inaction’s threaten the peace already enjoyed in the State.
You are therefore warned to maintain restraint and keep the peace.
DSP NNAMDI OMONI
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
RIVERS STATE COMMAND