Police Provide Sufficient Security Before The NLC’s Proposed National Protest In Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command, in a bid to reassure citizens of the Command’s unwavering commitment towards their safety ahead of the planned nationwide protests by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) between 27th and 28th February 2024, has embarked on high patrols across the major parts of the city.

In a statement on Sunday, 26th February 2024 signed by the Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said that 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.

However, adequate security measures would be placed to ensure hitched-free conduct of the procession across the State.

In this regard, 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.

Similarly, any attempt by reckless miscreants or hoodlums to leverage these processions will be resisted in every manner humanely possible within the ambit of the law.

Lastly, 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.”

To this end, the Commissioner of Police CP Auwal Musa Mohammed 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.