Section 72 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria. Making proclamation for rioters to disperse

Any magistrate or, in his absence, any police officer, of or above the rank of assistant superintendent, or any commissioned officer in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Nigeria in whose view a riot is being committed, or who apprehends that a riot is about to be committed by persons assembled within his view, may make or cause to be made a proclamation in the name of the Federal Republic in such form as he thinks fit, commanding the rioters or persons so assembled to disperse peaceably.

[L.N. 112 of 1964.]

Section 72 of the Criminal Code Act in Nigeria

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