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A group that calls itself Democracy Coalition has warned Federal security agencies to stay clear of a planned nationwide protest scheduled for February 5. The Coalition said it was going ahead with the planned protest “to draw attention to what it called "outright abdication of governance" by President Muhammadu Buhari and its resultant effects on the suffering and dying people of Nigeria.”

In a statement signed by one Mr. Michael Williams, National Coordinator, Democracy Coalition, the group claimed it had received reports of plans by the Federal Government to abort the proposed protests through the use of security agents.

“Sequel to our plan to organise a peaceful national protest on the 5th of February to draw attention to outright abdication of governance by President Muhammadu Buhari and its resultant effects on the suffering and dying people of Nigeria, the National Secretariat of Democracy Coalition is warning all security agencies in the country to keep off from the vicinity of our protest scheduled to hold nationwide on the said day”, the statement read in part.

The group continued, “This press release has become imperative because intelligence available to us indicated that the Federal Government has mobilized combined team of security forces in the country with the clear mandate to disrupt, intimidate and arrest the celebrities who have agreed to lead our protest.

“The security agencies were also given the mandate to kill as many Nigerians as possible who will join our protest on February 5th.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the failed Nigerian government under the tyrannical rule of General Muhammadu Buhari should be informed that the upcoming protest is a movement which no force on earth can stop.

“Any attempt to use the brutal force of dictatorial power on innocent Nigerians who will use the protest to express their frustration with the Buhari administration would lead to Nigerian-styled Arab Spring.

The group claimed that Nigerians had shown great support for the upcoming protest, thanking them in return. “We promise never to let them down”, the group which did not disclose its location promised.

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