Police protest: Dismissed officers demand justice



Personnel of the Nigerian Police Force, who were dismissed for masterminding the planned strike by some junior officers over poor welfare have demanded justice over their dismissal.

The dismissed personnel on Wednesday morning stormed Human Right Radio’s Berekete Family Show known as ‘Embelembe’ in Abuja for justice.

On Tuesday, Usman Alkali Baba, Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police ordered their dismissal for allegedly spearheading the planned strike by junior staff of the force.

Of the nine officers, two were inspectors, five were sergeants and two were constables.

According to Daily Post Newspaper, the affected personnel stormed the radio station in the morning hours of Wednesday during the live program with the hope of getting justice.

Ahmed Isah, the host of Berekete Family Show while speaking said the dismissal was unjust and vowed that the officers would get justice.

He pledged to take necessary steps including legal actions to get justice for the officers.

‘We have lawyers to follow the case till you get justice. Even if this case persists for one million years, we will ensure that you get justice.

‘We have always been speaking on behalf of the Nigerian police? The Nigerian police have suffered enough. How can they dismiss you when you are expected to be engaged in the solution?’ the paper quoted him assuring.

Isah lamented the level of hardship meted against the police by the federal government despite their sufferings in securing the nation and asked them to return to the studio in two weeks’ time.

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