Men of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Nigeria Police Force deployed to Katsina State to curb banditry within the state have taken to the streets of Kadawa village protesting non-payment of seven months allowances and promotion.
SaharaReporters gathered that the cops additionally blocked a significant highway linking a preferred market in the neighborhood.
The protest, in keeping with a few of the cops, was held due to their seven months unpaid allowances.
The aggrieved officers insisted that their allowances ought to be paid with instant impact or they’d proceed to disrupt socio-economic actions in the neighborhood and state at massive.
They lamented that since January 2021, after they have been deployed to the state on particular operation, they’d not been given their allowances.
A police inspector instructed SaharaReporters that the event has dampened the morale of the affected personnel.
He mentioned a lot of them needed to undergo inhuman remedy, sleepiing on the hall of workplaces on coming back from responsibility at night time.
The officer mentioned, “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?
“Aside from unpaid allowances and non-promotion, what about the non-challant attitude of police authorities to our welfare?”