EFCC Warns Youths Against Proposed Protest Against Commission

Advises guardians, parents, and heads of higher learning institutions to ensure that their wards are not recruited by corrupt vested interests as cannon fodder in a proxy fight against the Commission.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has warned the public about a plan by an unidentified group to stage a protest against the Commission.

According to a statement signed by the Commission's spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, the group has been actively running campaigns on social media, recruiting gullible young Nigerians, including students, to take up "arms" against the EFCC in recent days.

It stated that the insidious effort is being promoted as resistance to the Commission's operational activities, including the enforcement of cybercrime laws.

“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 read.

However, the Commission made an appeal to guardians, parents, and heads of higher learning institutions to ensure that their wards are not recruited by corrupt vested interests as cannon fodder in a proxy fight against the Commission.

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