NLC protest: Police flood Kaduna with eight, 000 personnel



    Nigerian policemen working to curb crime
    Nigerian policemen working to curb crime

    By Philip Yatai and Mohammad Tijjani

    The police have deployed eight, 000 personnel throughout Kaduna metropolis forward of the protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the sack of 36,000 civil servants by Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) studies that closely armed safety personnel had been stationed on the NLC headquarters alongside Independence Way and strategic areas of the metropolis whereas others had been patrolling the city.

    The police and different safety personnel had been additionally stationed alongside main streets within the metropolis together with Kaduna-Kachia highway, Kaduna-Zaria freeway and Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

    Most streets had been empty with minimal vehicular motion because of the excessive presence of safety personnel throughout the city, with few business autos plying the roads.

    The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba is anticipated to steer different union members from throughout the nation to protest the mass sack of staff by the state authorities.

    However, the police and state authorities on Wednesday introduced whole ban on all types of protests within the state.

    Muktar Aliyu, Spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, instructed NAN that about eight,000 policemen had been deployed within the metropolis to cease the deliberate protest and guarantee regulation and order.

    “The police won’t fold its arms to no matter will disrupt peace and order within the state.

    “We are on high of the state of affairs to make sure most safety of lives and property,’’ Aliyu stated.

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