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February 27, 2024

Hardship: NLC accuses police of stopping protest in Borno

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Yusuf has prevented members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC from embarking on the nationwide peaceful protests in Maiduguri.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the NLC, Borno state chapter, Comrade Yusuf Inuwa while briefing Journalists at his office on Tuesday morning.

He said, after all arrangements were made for the peaceful protests over the economic hardships, he received a distress call from the Police Commissioner that his attention was needed at the Police Headquarters in Maiduguri.

Comrade Inuwa said, while he was at the Police Headquarters, the CP informed him that NLC should not lead the protests, considering the peculiar and fragile security situation in the state.

” I addressed you this morning to inform you that NLC has been prevented from embarking on the nationwide peaceful protests in Maiduguri by the CP.

“It would interest you to know that, after all arrangements were made for the peaceful protests over the economic hardships, i received a distress call from the Police Commissioner that my attention was needed at the Police Headquarters in Maiduguri.

“While I was at the Police Headquarters, the CP informed me that NLC should not lead the protests, considering the peculiar and fragile security situation in the state.

“I therefore immediately summoned am emergency meeting with all State Executive Members (SEC) of all unions and affiliates, we discussed extensively, and we came to the conclusion that for peace to reign, we should address the Press and let the whole world know that we are prevented from embarking on even a kilometer street protest.

“We were also informed that some miscreants want to take advantage of the planned peaceful protests to wreck havoc within the metropolis, and we have no option than to heed to the CP’s directive.” Comrade Inuwa stated