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Policemen protest in Maiduguri over unpaid allowances

Mobile policemen took to the streets of Maiduguri on Monday to protest six months unpaid allowances.

Reports said the officers were posted to Borno in January to fortify the security of the Boko Haram-troubled state. The protesting officers said they have not been paid their allowances since January when they were deployed dor the special operation.

The fully armed officers marched in their hundreds to the Borno State Police Headquarters.

Barricading the highway, they shot sporadically into the air, scaring off motorists and passersby.

The angry officers complained they many of them have had to go through inhuman treatment as they have to sleep on the corridor of the office on returning from duty at night.

According to the Borno Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the protest, the delay in payment of the allowances may not be unconnected with late signing of the 2018 budget.

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