2,000 Police Officers In Kaduna Protest Non-Payment Of Salaries

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Pic.9. Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, Mr Agyole Abeh (L) with Deputy Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Ahmed Abdulrahaman, during a news conference on the security situation in Kaduna State on Wednesday (4/1/17). 00068/4/1/2017/Suleiman Shuaibu/BJO/NAN

More than 2,000 Nigeria Police personnel in Kaduna State Command on Monday in a protest demanded the payment of their August and September salaries.

The protest, which took place in front of the Salaries Office located inside the Command headquarters in Kaduna Town, was carried out by security men cutting across the rank and file of the state Police Command.

Similarly, policemen in eight states, namely Kaduna, Bayelsa, Imo, Kebbi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Ekiti and Ogun are being owed August and September salaries.

Meanwhile the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Cyril Abeh, confirmed that the officers were yet to receive their salaries for those months, because of the Finance Ministry’s IPPs office and that not the fault of his command.

Abeh said, “They are police officers operating under the law; if they misbehave, we will deal with them according to the law. This is mutiny.

I am in the field attending to a very important security matter, but will be on my way back to headquarters to address them now.”