NOA mobilizes 4000 staff spy group to track protesters nationwide

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

The National Orientation Agency, NOA, has set up an internal civil intelligence group comprising 4000 staff of the agency from its 812 offices to identify incident spots and individuals nationwide involved in the planned protest.

NOA stated that this directive comes as the EFCC reported that certain individuals, especially those being investigated by the Commission, are mobilising youths, including school children, to stage nationwide protest against the government.

Director General of NOA, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, also urged parents and well-meaning Nigerians to advise their wards against getting involved in the planned protest, saying that the promoters of such uprising seek to destabilise the country and cut short investigation into their nefarious activities.

The NOA boss urged the 4000 spy staff of the agency to work hard to provide support to security agencies to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the country, noted that the government will continue to provide channels for citizens’ feedback on any government policies, programmes and activities.

Issa- Onilu said, “A group has been recruiting young Nigerians, including students, through social media to protest against the EFCC’s operational activities, particularly in enforcing cybercrime laws.”

The NOA DG noted that while the government respects citizens’ right to protest, evidence suggests that corrupt elements under investigation or prosecution are behind this plot, seeking to exploit the protest and threaten national peace and security.

NOA, therefore, urges Nigerians to report any suspicious movements or activities to the nearest EFCC office or law enforcement agency or reach the NOA through the “Say Something” platform on the agency’s app, Mobiliser.


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