Nigerian Police Vows to Vehemently Resist Students Planning Protest Against Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike

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Nigerian Police Vow to Vehemently Resist Students Planning Protest Against Fuel, Electricity Tariff Hike
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The Nigerian Police force has vowed to “vehemently resist” students planning a massive protest in Ogun State over the recent spike in petrol price and electricity tariffs.

This was made known by spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a communique on Saturday.

This comes as the five days ultimatum issued to the federal government by members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, South-West Zone D, to reverse the hike of petrol and electricity tariff is set to expire on Sunday.

The students promised to take to the streets across South-West states if government retained the increment.

In his reaction, Oyeyemi cautioned the students to shun such action, noting the force would not tolerate any group to hold the entire good people of Ogun state in perpetual fear of violence and harm to their persons and property

But Oyeyemi warned the students to desist from the action, saying the command would not allow any group to hold residents to ransom.

“The decision by any group of students to embark on protest over recent increase in fuel prices and electricity tariffs is unwarranted and therefore unacceptable to the Ogun State Police Command as it was only on the 8th of September, that is in less than a week now, that NANS executives carried out a protest in Abeokuta over the same issues.

“Consequently, the deliberate and selfishly designed violence-oriented protest planned for Monday 14th September, 2020, is not approved by the Ogun state Police Command, and will be resisted vehemently.

“Olawale and his group are hereby advised in their own interest to drop their plan to block any highway in the state, and thereby cause confusion, disturbances and public apprehension. The law is not on their side on this,” he said.

 

Source: Sahara Reporters

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