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As security concern mounts over NLC’s threat, Police promise Ngige, family of protection

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The Police in Anambra have assured the Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige that his property and relations will be protected.

During an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Awka, the state capital, the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Haruna, advised members of the family to report any incident of insecurity, at the nearest police station in the state of insecurity.

He said, “The command will provide security at the minister’s village and ensure that nothing happens there but they have to report to the nearest police station to the community.”

Similarly, a member of local vigilance group in Alor, told journalists the group had strengthened security operations in the area to forestall breach of peace.

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He said that the group feared that there may be an invasion of the town by labour officials following the threat of the national leadership.

“We may call it rumour but we cannot leave anything to chance as some people may cash in on the statements of the labour union to cause trouble.

“Besides, he is our brother and we cannot allow this to happen in our community,” he said.

Recall that the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) last Wednesday, directed its members to attack the Ngige and his family, on sighting. This was in retaliation to an attack, allegedly by the minister, on members during a protest at his private residence.

NLC and the minister of Labour have been at logger heads over the choice of leadership of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).

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