The Ogun State Police Command yesterday warned the South West Zone of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) over its planned protests on the recent hike in fuel price and electricity tariffs.
The police said in a statement in Abeokuta that they were aware of plot by alleged disgruntled elements tom disturb public peace in parts of the state from tomorrow.
Such people,the police said “planned to block all major highways, including the Lagos-Ibadan and Lagos-Benin Expressways, recruit miscreants, street urchins, hoodlums, expelled, suspended and perpetual students over-running their courses at tertiary institutions in Ogun State and other states from the South-West, to swell their ranks and ensure their desired objective of spreading violence in the State beginning from Monday 14th September is achieved.”
The police described as unwarranted and unacceptable the decision by “any group of students to embark on protest over recent increase in fuel prices and electricity tariff.”
The command added: “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.
“No group will be allowed to perpetually hold the entire good people of Ogun State in perpetual fear of violence and harm to their persons and properties.”
It asked parents and guardians to call their children and wards to order, saying “a word is enough for the wise.”