June 12 Protest: Everything you need to Know
The Nigerian youths have called for a nationwide protest against bad governance, insecurity and other challenges facing Nigeria today. The nationwide protest is scheduled to hold on Saturday June 12, 2021.
As publicity and safety tips for the protest is ongoing across social media platforms many have reacted to the planned protest. The United States government have warned her citizens to stay away from the protest grounds.
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Some state governments in Nigeria banned protest in the state. Some of the states that have reacted against the scheduled June 12 protest are
Osun State police command and National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Lagos State.
Kogi State government and security operatives in Abuja have warned against the protest
The Rivers and Delta States police command warned against the disruption of peace in the states in the disguise of protest. The Cross Rivers State government also warned residents against participating in the protest
The South East Governors Forum unanimously warned against the protest due to the rising tension of Biafran agitators in the region.
NANS suspends participation in the protest
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) dissociated themselves from the June 12 protest. They claimed politicians intend to hijack the protest.