Nigerian Police officers protest non-payment of allowances

Protesting mobile policemen on Monday in Maiduguri barricaded the command headquarters located on Maiduguri-Kano expressway.

The protesting policemen alleged non-payment of their allowances in the last six months as the cause of their anger.

“About 10, 000 mobile policemen were deployed to the state from different commands but we have not received our allowances in the past six months.

“We have been serving at the command headquarters since our deployment; but some of us deployed to other locations outside the headquarters were being paid their allowances as and when due.

“We have been facing hardships as a result of the non-payment of the allowances. We have made several complaints but nobody listened to us,” angry policeman claimed.

The police authority has however blamed the nonpayment of allowances on the delayed passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill and reassured the aggrieved officers that their allowances will be get to them as soon as funds are released.

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