The arrest of two persons has been confirmed by the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Edeh for embarking on a smear campaign against the President Muhammadu Buhari in Lokoja.

The CP who made comments in Lokoja concerning the development said around 2.30am on Monday, personnel of the command arrested two young men, who were painting buildings and pasting posters with the inscription: ‘Buhari Must Go’, The Punch reports.

Speaking further, the police boss reminded the public that citizens have the right to protest, but must be done lawfully without inciting the public.

He also revealed that the young men could not have been protesting in the dead of the night as was being insinuated, stressing that painting walls and pasting anti-Buhari posters could not be termed as a peaceful protest.

Edeh who spoke about the efforts of the Police Force in the area of security added that the command was working round the clock to ensure the protection of lives and property and warned mischief makers to stay clear of the state as the command would arrest perpetrators.

The Commissioner for Information in the state, Kingsley Fanwo has reacted to the issue. Fanwo in a statement on Monday called the protesters “imported and sponsored youths, who came to the state to campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari.”

In Fanwo’s words, “The sponsored youths congregated in Benue State, from where they moved to Kogi State, and began to paint walls as well as display anti-Buhari posters that were printed in a South-South state.”