Police officers deployed to Borno State, on special duty, took to the streets of Maiduguri yesterday to protest six months of unpaid allowances.
The police officers who were deployed from different parts of the country to help fight insurgency in the state, said they won’t take it anymore.
The angry police officers were also shooting in the air on Monday morning forcing motorists nearby to scamper to safety.
One of the police officers, was quoted as saying: “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”.
However, the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu, said the police is aware of the situation. He explained that the unpaid allowances had to do with the delay in signing the 2018 budget.