Police arrest ‘Buhari Must Go’ protesters in Kogi


The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspects in connection with a protest against President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.

Speaking with the Tribune Online on Monday, the state Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ede, said at about 2:30 am in the early hours of the night, men of the command arrested two young men who were painting buildings and carrying posters with “Buhari Must Go” inscriptions.

According to the Commissioner, while people have the right to protest, it must be done lawfully without inciting the public.

He added that painting walls, buildings and pasting anti-Buhari posters could not be termed as a peaceful protest.

Mr Ede said his command is working round the state to ensure the protection of lives and properties, warn mischief makers to stay clear of the state, his command will fish and arrest perpetrators.

Meanwhile, the State Government has commended the youths of the state for “crushing the ungodly campaign by some imported and sponsored youths who came to the State to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari”.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement on Monday, said: “The sponsored youths congregated at 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.