#RevolutionNow: Police Give Stern Warning Against Protest, Say It Is Acts Of Terrorism

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The Nigeria Police have sternly warned against participating in the planned protest, #RevolutionNow, likening it to an acts of terrorism.

An activist group, headed by Omoyele Sowore, has planned a national protest tagged #RevolutionNow protest scheduled to begin on Monday, 5 August.

While the leader of the group, Sowore was reportedly picked up by the DSS at the wee hours of Saturday, the police have warned against participating in the protest,  calling it a treasonable felony.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police advising parents to discourage their children and wards from participating in the protest.

The statement read:


The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to a video circulating on the social media by the ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria and others’, inciting Nigerians, home and abroad, to join a planned ‘revolution’ march against the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on Monday, 5th August, 2019 with the sole aim of forcing a regime change in the country.

The Force wishes to state unequivocally that the call amounts to treasonable felony and acts of terrorism and will therefore not stand idly-by and watch any individual or group in the society cause anarchy in the land.

While acknowledging the rights of Nigerians to embark on protest, the Force wishes to note that such rights should not translate to a violent and forceful change of government which clearly is the meaning of ‘revolution’.

Needless to state that Nigeria is a democratic republic and has well-defined processes for change of government, exercised periodically during various cycle of elections.

The Force therefore warns the organizers, sponsors, allies, supporters, associates and sympathisers of the group ‘Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria’ to, in their own interest, steer clear of any such planned

protest, demonstration, acts of incitement and proposed “revolution”, as the full wrath of the law will be brought to bear on any individual or group engaged or found participating in the above planned criminal act.

Parents and Guardians are therefore enjoined to impress on their children and wards not to allow themselves to be used in whatever form by any person or group of persons to cause breach of law and order in the country.

The Police will work with other Law Enforcement Agencies and positive minded Nigerians to protect, defend and secure our public peace and space.

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