IGP Usman Baba has given a standing order to Nigeria Police Squad against the June 12 protest.
Onyxnews reports that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba has ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in the 36 states and FCT, to deal firmly with anybody or group of persons, who may want to take advantage of June 12 celebrations to threaten internal security order.
This order comes amid speculation there might be protests around the country on June 12.
The IGP said any who may want to take advantage of June 12 celebrations should be dealth with. He stated this on Tuesday, during a meeting with strategic commanders of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja.
He however warned officers to remain civil with law-abiding citizens.
According to him, “June 12 Democracy Day is days away. We’re currently reviewing the security situation, with a view to ensuring a hitch-free exercise.
“I must, however, remind you all of the need to remain civil with law abiding citizens, but firm with any person or group that may wish to take advantage of the event to threaten our internal security order,” the IGP said.