Police officers in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Monday morning have embarked on a protest as they barricade a major highway in the State, reports Premium Times.
The reason for the protest is due to their six months of unpaid allowances, as the officers are said to have been deployed to the State on Special Duty from various units across Nigeria to help in the fight against insurgency.
One of the police officers, who asked for anonymity said “we can no longer tolerate this; for over six months now we have no allowances not any decent accommodation; we sleep on corridors of officers and sometimes in the open air; enough is enough”.
The case has been confirmed by the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, who explained that the unpaid allowances had to do with the delay in signing the 2018 budget.
It is also reported that the angry police officers were also shooting in the air forcing motorists to seek for alternative routes to scamper to safety.