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#EndSARS: Defence minister warns protesters against ‘breaching national security’

While the federal government is trying to placate protesters from continuing their protests for police reforms, a minister has warned the protesters against ‘breaching national security.’

Various government officials including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu have released different statements appealing to protesters to end their march and listing what the government is doing to meet the demands of the protesters.

The defence minister was, however, more concerned about warning the defenders.

 

This warning was issued on Sunday by the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, when the National Coordinator Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), Danladi Pasali, led his team to the Ministry of Defence, Ship House, Abuja.

The minister’s warning was contained in a statement by Mohammad Abdulkadri, the spokesperson of the ministry.

The statement did not contain exact details of what the minister said, beyond saying the minister warned the protesters against ‘breaching national security.’

According to Mr Abdulkadri, the minister assured the group of supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s government with all it requires in actualising lofty programmes to raise the bar of national security.

He also described Mr Buhari as “a forthright leader and thanked members of the Buhari Campaign Organisation for promoting his political ideology, democratic governance, Rule of Law and philosophy.”“He assured them of the support of the Ministry of Defence in actualising their lofty programmes in raising the bar of national security.”

 

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