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RevolutionNow: Police lockdown venue of protest in Rivers

On Monday, police in the state of Rivers cordoned off Isaac Boro Park, at mile 1 of Port Harcourt, home of the planned RevolutionNow protest.

GISTOK reports that armed security personnel was seen in the park with no protesters in sight.

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The spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, told reporters in Port Harcourt that the Command is enforcing the order of the Force Headquarters.

Omoni said officers were instructed to stop any meeting that could cause civil unrest in the state. According to him, “We will continue to be that place until we are sure that they will leave.

“The advice is that protesters should stay at home, and the police will resist any attempt to undermine the security of the state. That protest is poorly motivated. ”

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The governor of the state of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, had banned the organization of the “RevolutionNow” protest in the country. Wike also ordered all presidents of local governments in the state to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.

The governor’s directive was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s special assistant on electronic media, Simeon Nwakaudu.