The Police Command in Nasarawa state on Monday deployed over 1,000 personnel to guard government facilities in the state.
This was revealed in Lafia by the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Lawal Shehu, who said the deployment to the 13 local government areas and the state capital was to safeguard government property from hoodlums in the state.
Shehu said, “The police need to protect these properties since the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have declared an indefinite strike in the state since last week Friday. Nobody is going to work, so if we did not deploy our men to be on ground and protect these facilities, hoodlums can take advantage of the situation.”
While he said that the policemen would remain in their places of deployment till the strike is called off, the Commissioner of Police added that the security personnel would work for 24 hours till the end of the strike.
Workers in the state had on Friday commenced an indefinite strike over 50 per cent cut in their salaries by the state government and have vowed to continue despite the governor’s threat of replacing workers who fail to resume work on Monday (today) with fresh graduates.
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