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Police to ensure free NLC protest in Bauchi

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Police command in Bauchi State has expressed its determination to ensure a hitch free Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protest slated for Feb 27 to 27, 2024.

Our correspondent, reports that the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC plans a two-day nationwide protest slated for February 27 and February 28, 2024.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Spokesman of the command SP Ahmed Wakil made available to Journalists on Sunday in Bauchi.

He said that adequate security measures would be placed to ensure hitched-free conduct of the procession across the State.

Wakil said the command reiterated high octane patrols in major parts of the city are placed in a bid to reassure citizens of the Command’s unwavering commitment towards their safety ahead of the planned nationwide protests by the NLC between 27th and 28th February 2024.

“The Command has taken into cognizance that every citizen has constitutional rights to peaceful protest, including legitimate Labour unions.

“The protesters are strongly warned to ensure all processions are conducted within the guidance of the law, as the command will exercise its full powers to ensure no rights of other citizens are violated,” he said

According to him, the command in conjunction with relevant security agencies in the state will not hesitate to subdue any individual or groups that may willfully hide behind these peaceful protests to cause havoc and breach of public peace and safety in the State.

‘Any attempt by reckless miscreants or hoodlums to leverage these processions will be resisted in every manner humanly possible within the ambit of the law.

“The good people of Bauchi State are advised to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of harassment or molestation and as well, “say something, if you see something, for the Police to immediately do something.”

He however urged parents and guardians to caution their children and wards not to be used as cannon-fodders to jeopardize the relatively enduring peace being enjoyed in the State.

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