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EFCC issues stern warning as group plans nationwide protest 

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has warned individuals and groups against staging any protest against the commission.

EFCC in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale revealed that a “shadowy group” is currently planning to instigate a protest against the Commission.

According to the anti-graft agency, the group has been actively campaigning via the social media platforms, recruiting impressionable young Nigerians, including students to take up arms against the EFCC.

The Commission explained that the planned protest was to resist the operational activities of EFCC particularly regarding the enforcement of the laws dealing with cybercrimes.

“The Commission, while not averse to protests by citizens, is alarmed by  emerging evidence that suggest a grand design by corrupt elements under investigation or prosecution by the Commission to exploit the so-called protest to orchestrate a national uprising that may threaten the peace and security of our dear nation.

“As a responsible law enforcement organisation, the Commission will not tolerate any breakdown of law and order anywhere in the country especially around its office locations across Nigeria.

“EFCC, working in concert with sister security agencies, is therefore taking necessary measures to deal with possible threats to the peace and security of Nigeria”, the statement added.

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