June 12: Police warn against disruption of peace in Rivers


Dennis Naku, Port Harcourt

The police in Rivers State said they will not tolerate any breach of the peace in the state on Saturday, June 12 which is Democracy Day in Nigeria.

Spokesman of the state Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni handed down the warning while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Omoni who said the command had uncovered plans by some persons to protest in Port Harcourt said anyone caught constituting a nuisance and disturbing public peace will be dealt with according to the law.

“The Commissioner of Police has said it very clear that arrangements have been made to ensure the protection of lives and property.

“Every fun spot including parks and entertainment places will be monitored. And we call on members of the public to go about their lawful duties but be watchful.

“We will treat anyone trying to foment trouble with the treatment they deserve,” Omoni stated.