BREAKING: Operation Safe Haven, Bans Shiites Friday Protest in Jos
Operation Safe Haven, The special task force responsible for maintaining Peace and order in Plateau states and adjourning states.
The special task force said Intelligence report available to them indicates a planned protest by members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites.
The protest which is planned to hold nationwide including Plateau State is scheduled for Friday 20 August 2021. The protest, according to the report is due to the health challenges of its leader Sheik Ibrahim El Zakzaki.
A statement Signed by the Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa said, While acknowledging the rights of individuals and groups to hold peaceful protests or processions.
The special task force is cautious noting that the fragile security situation on the Plateau is currently not conducive for such activities, "Besides, the intelligence reports available further reveals plans by hoodlums and miscreants to hijack the protest and cause mayhem in Jos Metropolis and its environs."
The statement further called on members of IMN to shelve their planned protest in the state.
Already, the Commander has ordered troops to ensure that the planned protest by members of IMN or any other group does not take place on the Plateau until full security is guaranteed.
Operation SAFE HAVEN says it is committed to the total restoration of peace on the Plateau and is working closely with the State Government, critical stakeholders such as traditional, religious leaders and law abiding citizens to achieve this mandate.