The Executive Governor of Plateau State,Dr Simon Bako Lalong has placed a ban on public portests in the state.
In a statement issued by the Commisioner of Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati made available to the press, the Government gave the reason of the ban on the need to prevent miscreants from hijacking processions.
Mr Dati reiterates :
As part of measures to further protect lives and properties of citizens, the Plateau State Government hereby bans public processions in all parts of the state.
Members of the public are therefore advised to adhere strictly to the ban.
This is to prevent miscreants and unpatriotic elements from hijacking any protest to further inflict pain and hardship on innocent citizens.
The ban will enable Government take stock of the security situation in the state.
Government appreciates the democratic right of citizens to protest but it also has a duty to ensure nothing negatively affect them.
Government therefore solicits the cooperation and support of citizens for a peaceful Plateau State.