An arrest has been made on two individuals who went on a campaign against the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The incident which took place in Lokoja, Kogi state, was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Edeh.
The Commissioner of Police said, the two suspects were seen around 2.30am on Monday painting buildings and pasting posters with the inscription: ‘Buhari Must Go’.
The Police noted that it is the right of the citizens to protest, but not to do it at the expense of the nations peace and calmness.
He also added that protest at that time of the day should not exist and that Paintings on walls and pasting anti- Buhari posters could not be termed as a peaceful protest.
A statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, described the protesters as “imported and sponsored youths, who came to the state to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“The sponsored youths congregated in Benue State, from where they moved to Kogi State, and began to paint walls as well as display anti-Buhari posters that were printed in a South-South state,” Fanwo added.
The commissioner said Kogi youths, who were ardent supporters of Buhari, apprehended the suspects and handed them over to law enforcement agents for possible prosecution for violating the Environmental Laws of Kogi State and disturbing the peace of the people.
He added, “We are placing it on record that the fanatical following of Mr President by the Kogi people is borne out of our faith in his integrity and quality leadership. Kogi is PMB and PMB is Kogi.
“The Kogi State Government hereby sounds a note of warning to all agents of destabilisation to steer clear of our state in their bid to play divisive, destructive, destabilising and debilitating politics. Kogi is focused on development and is committed to improving the living standards of the people.”
The Kogi State Police command has also promised to work round the clock, to ensure their is serenity in the state.