Natives of Abuja have warned that they will resist any planned mass protest by any individual or groups that might disrupt the peace of the nation’s capital.
The natives alleged that from a reliable source, some group of persons are planning to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory from tomorrow.
Speaking to journalists on Monday in Abuja, the spokesman of Abuja natives, Comrade Yunusa Yusuf, said any planned protest that is not geared towards the interest of Abuja natives not in the interest of the general public but egocentric in nature will be highly resisted, adding that no group has any legitimate right whatsoever to disrupt the peaceful coexistence of the nation’s capital.
He said the group will use any constitutional or otherwise means to tackle any planned protest that is not in the interest of our people or the genuine public.
Yusuf, revealed that there are plans by some group of persons to cause mayhem in the federal capital on Tuesday 26 November, 2019, on the guise of freedom fighters for the release of one of their own in the DSS custody.
According to him, “while we (Abuja natives) are not in support of any injustice to an individual or groups, we are equally against any mass protest that is capable of causing mayhem on innocent people and not for the interest of Abuja natives. We take this stand with all sense of responsibility and patriotism.
“As natives, it is our right to jealously guard the peaceful coexistence of all tribes because we have no other state to call our own. I want state unequivocally that there is no tribe or ethnic group in Nigeria who are more aggrieved than the Abuja natives. In spite of the glaring marginalization of Abuja natives in all fronts, we have not embarked on disruption of peace, and will not allow any group to disrupt the peace of the nation’s capital.
“We are going to resist this planned protest. The peace of Abuja is paramount to us, because we heard from a good authority that some persons will carry out mass protest tomorrow Tuesday”.
He stressed that Abuja natives are very concern on the high level of insecurity, stressing that it will amount to unpatriotism if they allow any aggrieved group to disrupt the relative peace enjoy in the federal capital.
Yusuf called on the security agencies to be at alert to avert any planned protest that may lead to destruction of public property.