tagged #RevolutionNow being organized by Global Coalition for Security
and Democracy in Nigeria, as “treasonable felony.”
A statement signed by DCP Frank Mba warned Nigerians to stay away from
such protest as the Police would not hesitate to invoke the full wrath
of the law on violators of the laws.
The statement reads:
The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a video
circulating on the social media by the ‘Global Coalition for Security
and Democracy in Nigeria and others’, inciting Nigerians, home and
abroad, to join a planned ‘revolution’ march against the Government of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday, 5th August, 2019 with the
sole aim of forcing a regime change in the country.
The Force wishes to state unequivocally that the call amounts to
treasonable felony and acts of terrorism and will therefore not stand
idly-by and watch any individual or group in the society cause anarchy
in the land. While acknowledging the rights of Nigerians to embark on
protest, the Force wishes to note that such rights should not translate
to a violent and forceful change of government which clearly is the
meaning of ‘revolution’. Needless to state that Nigeria is a democratic
republic and has well-defined processes for change of government,
exercised periodically during various cycle of elections.
The Force therefore warns the organizers, sponsors, allies, supporters,
associates and sympathizers of the group ‘Global Coalition for Security
and Democracy in Nigeria’ to, in their own interest, steer clear of any
such planned protest, demonstration, acts of incitement and proposed
“revolution”, as the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on
any individual or group engaged or found participating in the above
planned criminal act.
Parents and Guardians are therefore enjoined to impress on their
children and wards not to allow themselves to be used in whatever form
by any person or group of persons to cause breach of law and order in
the country. The Police will work with other Law Enforcement Agencies
and positive minded Nigerians to protect, defend and secure our public
peace and space.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER