Exposed: How Plateau Government Unleashed Drunken Policemen On Youths Leading Peaceful Procession Over Killings

The Coalition for Revolution (CORE) has condemned the Plateau State government for alleged suppression of a peaceful memorial procession led by the youths of the state on Tuesday.


 
In a statement issued by its conveners, Baba Aye and Gbenga Komolafe, the group said the young people had set out for a memorial procession in memory of those who lost their lives in the violence that erupted in the state some 20 years ago, and to urge the rebirth of peace and harmony based on justice.

It noted that drunken policemen, however, dispersed the youth acting on the orders of the Plateau State government.

Recall that on Monday evening, Dan Manjang, the state’s commissioner information issued a statement warning against holding a planned procession.

The group questioned the rationale of this directive if it should be directed at young people or bandits and other criminal elements.

CORE urged trade unions, civil society organisations, associations and all bodies in Plateau state, Nigeria and across the world to stand against state repression in Plateau state and across the country.

It advised the various governments in the country to be calm on unarmed demonstrators and go after bandits, whose actions have worsened the spate of insecurity in the country, A statement from the group read, “Today makes it twenty years since... Proceed Reading For More Details

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