- The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says it is not in anyway involved with the blockade of the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7
- The force public relations officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood, made the clarification in a statement sent to journalists
- The police said they were not informed and had no pre-knowledge of the blockade
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) says it was not involved in the blockade of the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7.
The force public relations officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood, made the clarification in a statement sent to NAIJ.com.
The police was reacting to the invasion of the National Assembly earlier in the day by masked men of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The statement read: “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to categorically state that its personnel was not involved in any way whatsoever in the blockade of the National Assembly in the early hours of today, 7th August, 2018.
“The force was not informed and has no pre-knowledge of the blockade.
“The Nigeria Police Force hereby implores the media and the general public to disregard in entirety insinuations that police personnel were involved in the blockade as untrue, misleading and a misinformation.
“The Nigeria Police Force will continue to ensure that the rule of law prevails, sustain unflinching respect, support and protection of all constituent authorities and democratic institutions in the country, while maintaining law and order, protection of lives and property nationwide.”
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Meanwhile, Rivers state governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has condemned the siege on the National Assembly by the DSS, urging Nigerians to rise up against the growing dictatorship of the federal government.
Governor Wike declared that the action of the government is condemnable and has the capacity to truncate the nation's democracy.
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