The Police in Plateau State has warned hoodlums against any attempt to burn down the Court of Appeal complex, Jos Division.
The warning followed an alleged protest staged by supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, around Maraban Jama’a and All Airport Junction in dissatisfaction with the Appeal Court Judgements, which sacked all PDP lawmakers in the National Assembly from Plateau.
However, the police, in a statement issued on Thursday by the spokesperson of the command, DSP Alabo Alfred, condemned the activities of the PDP supporters, warning they wouldn’t allow any unlawful protest in the state.
According to Alabo, the Commissioner has advised all members of the public to maintain peace and go about their lawful businesses.
He said, “The police commissioner has observed with dismay the way and manner in which some aimless group of persons clustered and unlawfully blocked the public highway around Old Airport junction, Mararaban Jama’a and even attempted to set ablaze the Court of Appeal structure Jos in the name of protest against the judgement of the Court of Appeal, in respect of the Senatorial/House of Representatives that was delivered on Wednesday.
“In order to maintain peace, law and order in the state, the CP has warned individuals, or groups of persons protesting under any guise, whose reaction could truncate the peace currently being enjoyed in the state to desist from such actions or else, the police command will not hesitate to take decisive action against the perpetrators in accordance with the extant laws.”