Benue State Police Command has commended Benue youths for conducting themselves peacefully during the End SARS protest.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Mukaddas Garba gave the commendation on Friday, in a press statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Catherine Anene and made available to newsmen in Makurdi.
The CP who told the youths that they have the right to freedom of expression as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution as amended praised them for successfully communicating to the Government without breaching peace.
CP Mukaddas said the Command is committed to ensuring that they express themselves in a very peaceful and organised way to prevent breakdown of law and order.
He therefore said police officers have been deployed at strategic points within the state to ensure safety of lives and property and called on members of the public to give maximum support and information to prevent breakdown of law and order
He said all stakeholders including Religious Leaders, Traditional Leaders and youth leaders at various levels are enjoined to continue to prevail on their wards/subjects to remain peaceful in all circumstances and prevent miscreants from causing mayhem.
The Commissioner who noted that information is key in maintenance of peace also commended members of the press for their professional and ethical conduct in positively reporting issues around the protest.