Popular Activist Israel Joe Detained, Faces Terrorism Charges Over Protest Against Tinubu’s Hardship

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Activist Detained, Faces Terrorism Charges Over Anti-Hardship Protest.

In a shocking turn of events, Delta State-based activist, Comrade Israel Joe, has been arrested and is now facing potential terrorism charges following his involvement in organizing a protest against economic hardship in the country.

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The saga unfolded on Friday when soldiers apprehended Joe at the protest venue and subsequently handed him over to the police. The authorities are now reportedly preparing to charge him with terrorism, accusing him of orchestrating a demonstration highlighting the economic challenges and high cost of living in the state.

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The protest, scheduled for February 23, aimed to voice grievances against the prevailing economic difficulties exacerbated by President ’s policies. However, security teams arrived early at the Dsc Roundabout in Effurun, where the protest was set to commence, intimidating residents and disrupting the event.

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Security measures were also intensified around Effurun Roundabout and Enerhen Junction in Effurun, indicating a concerted effort to suppress the planned demonstration.

Earlier in the week, Ejes Gist Media disclosed that the police had summoned Israel Joe regarding the proposed protest. The state police command issued an invitation for a meeting at the State Headquarters in Asaba, emphasizing the need for Joe to bring at least two executives from his team.

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Despite complying with the police meeting, Joe revealed that he was also summoned by the Deputy Director of the Department of State Services (DSS), who expressed concerns about the potential security risks associated with the protest.

In the wake of these developments, soldiers from the Nigerian Army 3 Battalion in Effurun arrested Israel at the protest venue on Friday morning, subsequently delivering him to the police at Ekpan Station.

The police, allegedly considering terrorism charges, assert that Joe’s involvement in organizing the protest could incite insecurity in the state.

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This incident raises questions about the freedom to express dissenting opinions and the right to peaceful assembly, emphasizing the delicate balance between citizens’ rights and the state’s security concerns.

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As the situation unfolds, the fate of Israel Joe and the implications for future demonstrations remain uncertain. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

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