Following Intelligence report on a planned protest by members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites, Operation Safe Haven has warned members of the Shiite Movement to shelve the protest as attempt to go ahead with same will be met with serious consequences.
The statement hinted that the protest which is planned to hold nationwide including Plateau State is slated for Friday 20 August 2021.
The protest, according to the report is due to the health challenges of its leader Sheik Ibrahim El Zakzaki.
The warning was contained in a press text signed by the Head of Media of the Security Outfit, Maj. Ishaku Takwa and made available to this Medium.
The statement said “While acknowledging the rights of individuals and groups to hold peaceful protests or processions. It is however instructive to note that the fragile security situation on the Plateau is currently not conducive for such activities”
“Besides, the intelligence reports available further reveals plans by hoodlums and miscreants to hijack the protest and cause mayhem in Jos Metropolis and its environs”
“In view of the above, Operation SAFE HAVEN hereby calling on members of IMN to shelve their planned protest in the state. Already, the Commander has ordered troops to ensure that the planned protest by members of IMN or any other group does not take place on the Plateau until full security is guaranteed”
Maj. Takwa also reiterated the commitment of the Outfit to the total restoration of peace on the Plateau and is working closely with the State Government, critical stakeholders such as traditional, religious leaders and law abiding citizens to achieve this mandate.
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