#RevolutionNow: Sokoto Police Issue Restraining Order Against Planned Protests

The Sokoto State Police Command has issued a warning to residents not to embark on any protests in the State.

ASP Abubakar Sadiq who is the Command’s Public Relations Officer made the announcement saying that no group has been given the permission to carry out any protests in the State.

This came as a response to reports that #RevolutionNow protests were being planned to be held across the country in order to protest bad governance.

The ASP said, “I know very well that no group has the permission of the State Command to hold any procession of any kind under any nomenclature, please.”

In her response to the order by the police, the Convener of #RevolutionNow in Sokoto, Comrade Ajisafe Folake said: “This is a protest against bad governance in the country and is coming up in all the thirty-six (36) states of the federation including Abuja.”

“We have our right for peaceful protest under the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, so we don’t need any further clearance from the police.”

“I want to assure police that we are coming out in a peaceful manner tomorrow to protest and demand good governance.” She added.

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