The Special Assistant on Youth Affairs to the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC, Amb. Alfred Etuk has called on all security agencies to forestall a possible breakdown of law and order arising from a planned protest scheduled to hold tomorrow Thursday, April 30, 2020.
This is coming on the heels of a security tip-off from a source who pleaded anonymity.
In a statement personally signed by him, Etuk warned youths to desist from any act of violence planned or sponsored against the smooth operation of the NDDC.
He said: “It has come to our notice that some unscrupulous elements have planned to disrupt the operations of the NDDC on Thursday, the 30th of April, 2020.
“We are aware of a sponsored youth protest by certain persons aggrieved by the ongoing Forensic Audit process. They have planned to embark on a violent march from Aba road down to the Commission’s premises where according to them, they shall set the NDDC Headquarters ablaze in a bid to destroy all documents relating to the Audit process.
“We therefore call on all security and law enforcement agencies to be on red alert so as to avoid breakdown of law and order in Rivers State as well as the Niger Delta region.
“We are also calling on the Rivers State Government to intervene as this does not only pose a threat to lives and property but also contravenes the lockdown directive ordered by constituted authorities.
“The general public as well as all security and law enforcement agencies are hereby placed on notice, he added.”