NLC Nationwide Protests: Enugu Police Commissioner Orders Sufficient Security Deployment

…..Cautions Organizers Against Inimical Conduct

The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu has ordered the adequate deployment of Police operational and intelligence resources to ensure the security and peaceful conduct of the proposed two days of nationwide protests by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliate organizations, slated for Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday the 28th of February 2024,

In a statement on 26th February 2024 signed by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said that the Commissioner, however, cautions the leadership of the NLC in the State against conducting the exercise in ways capable of breaching public peace. He notes that, while it is within the organizer’s statutory rights to express their grievances through protests, they must also ensure that person(s) within or without their ranks do not disrupt the exercise or cause havoc.

Furthermore, the CP has warned miscreants to steer clear of the protests, stressing that the Police would not hesitate to deal decisively with individuals found acting contrarily.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner has enjoined residents of Enugu State to remain law-abiding, and vigilant, and report to the nearest Police Station, suspected criminals or anyone found acting in ways contrary to the peaceful conduct of the protests. Such reports could be rendered through 08032003702, 08086671202, 08075390883, or 08098880172.