Police deploy 8,000 personnel, ban protests in Kaduna

Kaduna, Jan. 11, 2018 (TNE) The police have deployed 8,000 personnel across Kaduna metropolis ahead of the protest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the sack of 36,000 civil servants by Gov Nasir El-Rufa’i.

The police and state the government on Wednesday also announced total ban on all forms of protests in the state.

Heavily armed security personnel were stationed at the NLC headquarters on Independence Way and strategic areas of the metropolis while others were patrolling the town.

The police and other security personnel were also stationed on major streets in the city including Kaduna-Kachia road, Kaduna-Zaria highway and Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

Most streets were empty with minimal vehicular movement due to the high presence of security personnel within the town, with few commercial vehicles plying the roads.

The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba is expected to lead other union members from across the country to protest against the mass sack of workers by the state government.

Muktar Aliyu, Spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, said that the police will not fold its arms to watch people disrupt peace and order in the state.

“We are on top of the situation to ensure maximum protection of lives and property,” Aliyu said.

(TNE)

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