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Taraba state Government has banned all forms of demonstrations not approved by relevant government authorities in the state.

A statement issued by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Illiya Bekyu Akweh states that Individuals or groups wanting to embark on any form of demonstration without government approval are warned to desist forthwith.

The state government is warning parents and some individuals who want to use little children as shield during demonstrations to press for whatever demand to refrain from such acts or be prosecuted.

It condemned in strong terms the use of primary school pupils by some individuals during Wednesday Teacher’s demonstrations in Jalingo, stressing that such practices only amount to endangering the lives of the children.

According to the state government, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku’s open door policy should not be taken for granted but viewed as an avenue for people of the state to constructively criticise his policies and programmes for better results in the interest of development.

It pointed out that henceforth, any attempt by individuals or groups to undermine the credibility of the government would not be tolerated and that anyone caught in such act would be treated as a saboteur.

The government emphasised that it would do everything humanly possible to sustain the relative peace being enjoyed in the state, warning that any attempt to thwart it by any person from any quota would be dealt with within the ambit of the law.

It stressed that Individuals or Organisations with demands or grievances on any issue should contact relevant bodies for amicable resolution as against hiring of thugs for demonstrations to breach the peace of the state.