The Nigeria Police Force cautions groups and individuals against disruptive, instigative statements and utterances capable of heating up the polity and triggering a crisis in the nation, amidst prevailing outcries and reactions on the new naira policy in the country.
The spokesperson for the NPF, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, revealed on Saturday in a statement obtained by our correspondent.
Reacting against any divisive comments Adejobi said;
“this call is highly imperative as the police perceive the reactions and utterances of certain groups and individuals as an attempt to heat up the polity and spontaneously instigate the populace against the government and its policies for their peculiar interests and gains.
“The NPF, therefore, charges the citizenry of Nigeria to remain calm and embrace peace as the Federal Government has assured that it is taking the bull by the horn, assiduously to address the scarcity of naira and fuel and restore normalcy in all sectors.
“Similarly, the Nigerian populace is hereby urged to desist from any act of violence, hooliganism, and vandalism that may jeopardize the ongoing electoral process, which is significant and critical in the transitional advancement of democracy in Nigeria.
“Meanwhile, the NPF will like to assure the general public that it is working in concert with Defence, security, and intelligence agencies to provide a peaceful environment for all citizens to conduct their socio-economic activities.
This comes on the heels of an allegation by some stakeholders, like the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai’s comment on the current scarcity of naira notes, alleging a plot to disrupt the forthcoming general elections to ensure an interim government takes over.
Also the spokesperson for the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Femi Fani-Kayode made allegations of a coup plot ahead of the February elections.