Police Warn Intending Protesters on Rules of Engagement


Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory, FCT Command, Mr. Mustafa Mohammed, on Tuesday warned intending protesters in the FCT to seek the necessary permission from the Command before embarking on the act.

A statement signed by the Command’s PRO, ASP Anjuguri Manzah, on behalf of the CP, in Abuja, said it viewed with serious concern the flagrant disregard for the law by some individuals and group of persons who laid siege to the FCT in the form of protests and demonstrations.

Mohammed said: “These indiscriminate actions which are carried out in disorderly and sometimes riotous manner create unwarranted tension and apprehension among law abiding citizens and in the process obstruct legitimate business activities.

“It is on this note that the Command is making it clear that it will continue to be professional in discharging its constitutionally assigned roles in accordance with international best practices especially as it relates to the fundamental rights of citizens.”