It has been reported that the Defence Headquarters has vowed to take care of these irritating the #EndSARS protests.
In line with The PUNCH, the navy authorities have threatened to take care of thugs and miscreants disrupting the continuing peaceable protests by #EndSARS campaigners demanding police reforms within the nation.
The Defence Headquarters frowned on the violent assaults on the activists and warned the perpetrators to desist or face sanctions.
The PUNCH studies that a few of the protesters have been attacked and injured by thugs in Abuja and Lagos on Wednesday. About seven autos have been additionally vandalised on the Berger roundabout, Wuse, Abuja.
However the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Main Normal John Enenche, in an announcement on Thursday, said that the navy wouldn’t condone additional assaults on the peaceable protesters.
The assertion was titled, ‘Armed Forces of Nigeria and different safety businesses assured Nigerians of their security and stability of the nation, warn in opposition to violent protests within the nation.’
It said, “The Armed Forces of Nigeria and different safety businesses have noticed with dismay some violence-related protests throughout the nation, notably the growing variety of assaults on peaceable protesters by thugs and miscreants.
“This unfolding occasion in opposition to peace-loving Nigerians is not going to be condoned. Therefore, thugs and miscreants are hereby warned to desist from partaking in violent actions in opposition to peaceable Nigerians henceforth, or face acceptable measures.”
The Army Excessive Command inspired residents to go about their regular actions with out worry of intimidation or harassment “because the Armed Forces of Nigeria and different safety businesses are on floor for his or her security.”
“In clear phrases, any try and undermine the democracy of our beloved nation below any cowl is not going to be allowed,” the DHQ warned.
Earlier, whereas addressing Defence correspondents in the course of the weekly briefing on ongoing safety operations on Thursday, Enenche had condemned the makes an attempt by some hoodlums to impress the protesters.
Responding to a query on the deliberate nationwide protests in opposition to insecurity by the Coalition of Northern Teams, the coordinator stated the navy was involved by the spreading civil disobedience.
He said, “We’re not frightened however involved and dedicated. You’ll grow to be frightened when you’ve remotely been concerned; loads has occurred. You understand that this factor (insecurity) has been ongoing for 40 years, as quoted by the authorities in Southern Kaduna. I need to say it’s the similar factor that occurred everywhere.”
He defined that the armed forces have been all the time reviewing its technique and operations in step with the directives of the President, Main Normal Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).