Maiyaki Baba, Commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Police command has prohibited all forms of protests across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state.

In a statement made available to newsmen in Lafia on Sunday, the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, said the move was to forestall the breakdown of law and order in the state.

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

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

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

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“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.”

Our correspondent reports that members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state including women and youth groups have been protesting since last week Monday, demanding that the Independent National Electoral Commission review the 2023 governorship election which saw the incumbent Governor, Abdullahi Sule, emerge as winner of the poll.