Police deploy over
1,000 personnel to
protect govt facilities
The Police Command in Nasarawa State has
deployed over 1,000 personnel to guard
government facilities in the state, the
Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Shehu, has
Shehu made the information known in Lafia on
Monday when he addressed newsmen.
He said the deployment to the 13 local
government areas and the state capital was to
ensure that government property were not
damaged by hoodlums.
“The police need to protect these properties
since the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade
Union Congress have declared an indefinite
strike in the state since last week Friday.
“Nobody is going to work, so if we did not
deploy our men to be on ground and protect
these facilities, hoodlums can take advantage
of the situation.
“It is the responsibility of the police and the
other law enforcement agencies to guarantee
security of lives and properties without being
reminded by anybody,” he added.
He said that the personnel would remain in
their places of deployment till the workers
called off the strike.
The commissioner of police explained that the
security personnel would work for 24 hours till
the end of the strike.
He advised members of the public to be
vigilant and report suspicious movements of
people or activities to the nearest security
outfits for prompt action.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that
workers in the state on Friday commenced an
indefinite strike over the cut in their salaries
by the state government.