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Guber election: Police bans protests in Nasarawa



The Nasarawa State police command has banned all forms of protests in the state.

The command’s spokesman, Ramhan Nansel, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Lafia, the state capital.

The command was reacting to the ongoing protest by supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Governor Abdullahi Sule as the winner of the election.

The move, according to Nansel, was to prevent the breakdown of law and order in the state.

The statement read: “The Nasarawa State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that all forms of protest have been banned throughout the state.

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“Therefore, all proposed protests under any guise are hereby prohibited.

“The police command took this decision in order to prevent a breakdown of law and order and to sustain the peace currently being enjoyed in the state; as the intelligence report on security can no longer sustain any form of protest in the state.

“Consequently, parents and guardians are advised to ensure their children and wards do not violate this order as anyone caught shall be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.”

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