Abuja -? The Defence insisted it was
on high alert to quell any acts of sabotage following reports an unnamed group
planned to stage protests.
It said its attention had been drawn to "some
newspaper publication" by a group of persons threatened to embark on
sabotage against the state.
?"The DHQ hereby warned that the
military and other security agencies will not condone any acts by individuals
or group that is capable of breach to security and economic sabotage in the
Niger Delta or in any part of the country," Rabe Abubakar, ?Director of Defence Information, said.
He said this was because, the nation’s interest is above
that of individual or group’s interest. ?
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?In as much as the military recognizes
the supremacy of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of expression and
association, he said, the Constitution also frowned against individuals or
groups hiding under it to stir up trouble and insecurity in the land.
"Any individual or groups who have genuine complain
or grievances should use the available means of dialogue for amicable
resolution but certainly not violence, as it will not be tolerated."
Abubakar said DHQ will continue to partner with
other security agencies to protect and provide enabling environment to all
citizens to engage in their respective and legitimate businesses without fear
- CAJ News