Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ari Muhammed Ali has warned against unlawful gatherings, placard-carrying and protests aimed at causing havoc in the state on June 12, 2021.
In a statement issued by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer Mr. Bright Edafe, Ali disclosed that they are aware of tomorrow’s protest but said it is being convened by criminally minded individuals hiding under the guise of a peaceful protest.
He said officers and men of the command have been placed on red alert and have been ordered to arrest and deal decisively with any ”criminally minded elements ”who wish to go against this order.
The statement read;
“We will not allow any miscreant to distort the already existing peace in the State.
“Members of the public, particularly residents of Delta State are to be aware that on no account should any group be seen, gathering or carrying placards in the name of protest, as such will not be allowed in the state.
“Officers and men of the command have been placed on red alert and have been ordered to arrest and deal decisively with any criminally minded elements who wish to go against this order.
“The command is more than ever willing to go after any miscreant who might be found wanting.”
CP Ali also urged members of the public to partner with the police to see that those who try to bring disunity in the State and Nigeria be arrested and brought to book.
The statement added;
“Also, it is pertinent to state that undercover police detectives have been deployed across the state for the purpose of arresting any person or persons staging any form of protest.
“The command is committed to maintain and sustain the peace the state is currently enjoying.”