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Seven months after redeployment, policemen protest unpaid remuneration in Katsina

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Seven months after redeployment, policemen protest unpaid remuneration in Katsina



Aggrieved operatives of the Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Nigeria Police who were deployed to Katsina State to tackle banditry have taken to the streets of Kadawa village to protest the non-payment of their seven months allowances.

Sources said the police officers went as far as blocking a major road linking a popular market in the community.

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According to SaharaReporters, the aggrieved officers insisted on being paid their allowances with immediate effect or they would continue to disrupt socio-economic activities in the community and state at large.

Among other things, they decried that since January 2021, when they were deployed to the state on a special operation, they had not been given their allowances.

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A police inspector who craved anonymity disclosed that the development has dampened the morale of the affected personnel.

The officer explained that many of them went through inhuman treatment, sleeping on the corridor of offices on returning from duty at night.

“They brought us to this village about 7 months ago, yet no single allowance. How do you expect us to stop collecting bribe? The government said they sent us here to fight bandits, is this how we are going to do that?

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“Aside from unpaid allowances and non-promotion, what about the nonchalant attitude of police authorities to our welfare?”

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