The Nigeria Police Force has described the blockade of its headquarters by members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has provocative and uncivilised.
According to a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, some politicians led by APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and River State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday barricaded the entrance gates of the Louis Edet House, Abuja while on a campaign rally.
The Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, Ojukwu wrote, “hereby advices political leaders to take their campaigns to the electorate, rather than engage in disruption of government activities and daily chores of Nigerians engaged in the pursuit of their lawful businesses.
“The IGP further urges members of the political class and their followers who have grievances to seek redress in the court of law, rather than disturb the peace of innocent, law abiding citizens.”
A relieved Ojukwu observed that “the incident though provocative and uncivilised, ended without any confrontation as the Police exhibited maximum restraint in the face of ceaseless provocation by these leaders and their motley crowd.”