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Policemen deployed to Edo complain over non-payment of allowances


Policemen deployed to Edo State for the governorship election on Saturday have grumble over the non-payment of their allowances.

31,000 police personnel were deployed to the state as announced on Monday by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Adamu Muhammed.

Some of them who spoke to Sahara Reporters appealed to the IGP to see to their situation.

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“I don’t even have money to go back to Lagos tomorrow. Imagine no provision for us to go back to our base.

“I heard N50,000 has been approved for those in my rank but I am yet to receive alert. Though some have received theirs,” one of them said.

Another one said, “We are currently risking our lives to ensure adequate security during this election but it’s sad that we don’t have anything in our bank accounts. Just few of us have been paid.”

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