Abuja - Inspector general of Police, Solomon
Arase, has warned aggrieved People’s Democratic Party members against
perpetrating mayhem in Abuaja, particularly at the opposition party’s National
This follows intelligence said to be at the disposal of the
Force indicating some aggrieved factional leaders and members had perfected
plans to engage thugs from across the country to join them in threatening
public peace and security in the capital city.
This is reportedly in sequel to the on-going intra-party
leadership crisis in the party and further fallout of the recent political
engagements of the party.
Olabisi Kolawale, police spokesperson, said the plan was to
infiltrate Abuja and attack the PDP National Headquarters.
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Consequently, Ararse has directed the deployment of police
to secure the PDP Secretariat and protect the staff until the threat to
internal security that is being occasioned by the intra-party crisis within the
PDP was stabilised.
“Olawale said the police action was a proactive initiative
in furtherance to the statutory mandate of the Nigeria Police to prevent
breakdown in law and order and protect lives and property.
“The Inspector General of Police, however, warns all actors
in the crisis as well as their loyalists to refrain from any act that may
threaten public order as the Police shall deal promptly, firmly and decisively
with such persons or group in line with their legal obligations.”
- CAJ News