The Nigerian Army has directed officers to be on high alert ahead of the June 12, 2021 nationwide protest tagged ‘Buhari Must Go’.
According to a memo sighted by SaharaReporters, the army has sent soldiers to major cities across the country to prevent civil unrest on June 12. The memo also directed brigades, divisions and other units of the army to forestall the protests.
Soldiers have been given orders to enforce roadblocks and stop-and-search operations in major cities across the country in order to prevent mass movements and gatherings.
The military urged officers to ensure that the civil unrest that happened during the ENDSARS protest last year didn’t repeat itself.
SaharaReporters also gathered that the Office of the National Security Adviser is in talks with telecommunication companies to slow down internet connections on June 12 to frustrate communication.
The planned June 12 protest is gathering momentum across the country. The organizer of the protest, Omoyele Sowore, claimed that the demonstration would be held in 30 cities across the world. Rising insecurity, the economic recession, unemployment, hunger, the Twitter suspension and other issues are motivators for the protests.