SNG SUSPENDS RALLY ON SECURITY GROUNDS AMIDST THE PRESENCE OF MILITANTS

Published:21 Jan, 2012

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The Save Nigeria Group (SNG) last evening called off the “victory rally” scheduled for Saturday at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Lagos.

SNG said the decision was based on the unprecedented terror attack in Kano on Friday in which several police formations and other institutions were rocked by bomb blasts with an unspecified number of deaths recorded 24 hours to a planned protest in the city.

It expressed its condolences to the families which lost relatives in the Kano bomb attacks. “This tragic occurrence has made us to take more seriously intelligence reports we have received to the effect that militants have been posted to Lagos and lodged in various hotels with alleged instructions to infiltrate our gathering in order to cause mayhem that would lead to loss of lives,” SNG spokesman Yinka Odumakin said.

He said in order not to give the blood of the people for which it is fighting to those who are “bloodthirsty,” the group decided to stay off the streets for Saturday’s event.

“We enjoin our people to remain calm and await further directives in the days ahead,” he said.

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