Anti-Buhari protesters planning to impersonate us, groups alert police

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Two groups, the Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots, have raised the alarm over an alleged plot by some persons to use their names to carry out a protest in Abuja and London against the regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

They specifically alleged that the impostors wanted to smear the name of Buhari and that of the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, with their protests.

They further alleged that the faceless persons had perfected plans to organise protests by hiring miscreants in Abuja, Lagos and London, to march against the regime.

The National Coordinator of the Nigeria First Movement, Emmanuel Anuforo, made the allegations at a news conference he jointly addressed with the executive members of the True Nigeria Patriots in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the two groups had petitioned the Inspector-General of Police and the Director General of the State Security Services on the matter.

He called on the security agents to immediately arrest the alleged impostors and their sponsors for further investigations.

Anuforo said, “They (protesters) have already mobilised the media and have set out to hire miscreants under whose cover they will operate.”

The groups said the issue which the alleged impostors claimed was the reason for the protests was a 2018 matter which had long been laid to rest.

“However, because the impostors had nothing else to hold on to, they decided to wake up a dead horse,” Anuforo stated.

He insisted that there was the likelihood that more sinister plots were underway.

He said, “The large amount disbursed, the desperation of impersonating the leaders of credible pro-Buhari organisations and the hiring of miscreants to march and barricade the Central Bank Headquarters, point to more sinister plots.

“They could attack the members of staff and cause mayhem at the headquarters of the apex bank. They could also attack other public buildings and innocent persons,” Anuforo further alleged.