| 19 January 2012
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA,
MR. HAFIZ A. RINGIM, CFR, NPM, mni
ON 16TH JANUARY 1012*
Nigeria is making herself the laughing stock of the world by keeping this treacherous prodigal and an idiot who does not know protest is part of democracy. If this Inefficient-Inspector General of Police (IGP) has any iota of honour and integrity in him he could have resigned long, long ago for not being able to root out Boko Haram in a one-hour operation!
Is idiot Ringim really incapable of getting rid of Boko Haram? Pity! Pity, that a man with such divided loyalty should be occupying such an exalted position in the most populous Black nation on the Planet Earth! What reason has this man to stay put when a Boko Haram suspect has just escaped before his very eyes? Boko Haram took the fight to his door step by bombing his office, yet he did not have the honour to resign...the story of a man pursuing the interest of the rotten Oligarchic gang of Northern Nigeria. Go, Ringim! Ringim, go!
DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE PRESS
We have all seen the press conference of the NLC suspending their six days strike action over the withdrawal of subsidy on petroleum products by the government. I want to seize this opportunity and thank the Nigeria Labour Congress and indeed its able leadership for this effort.
The purpose of this address is to draw the attention of some dissident members of the public In Kano, Lagos and elsewhere who have gone ahead to call out crowds to continue with the protests and marches, thereby unnecessarily causing obstruction and hardship to members of the public who should otherwise be allowed free access to government roads and other facilities as well as conducting their lawful and legal businesses.
Furthermore, some of the leaders of these illegal protesters and demonstrators are already making statements and pronouncements that under the Nigerian laws are treasonable felonies.
To state the obvious, the current democratic government of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was elected in a free and fairly conducted election under INEC. Some concerned persons and interested parties have challenged the election with a final verdict from the Nigerian Supreme Court confirming President Godluck Ebele Jonathan as being duly elected.
Any person or group of persons calling for a regime change before the expiration of the mandate period of the current government is committing Treason and will be so arrested and prosecuted no matter who she/he is. The command Commissioners of Police and indeed all the security agencies in the country have been charged to do all it takes to maintain law and order and protect innocent members of the public from the undue assault and harassment of these marauding dissenting groups.
For the avoidance of doubt, any person(s) henceforth found on the streets, roads or pathways in this country continuing with the protests or marches shall be arrested and be charged to court immediately. You are all warned to be law abiding and respect the laws of our great country. Person(s) who are desirous of opening their business premises and/or shops are advised to do so as the police and security agencies will be on hand to provide them adequate security so to do. Mischief planners and makers you have been warned.