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21 Civil Society Groups ‘ll Join Police Protest

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…Demands better welfare package.

No fewer than 21 Coalition of Civil Society Groups and Traders’ Associations in Nigeria have vowed to support the Police in their planned protest over new wage increase.

Some of the members of the Coalition include Human Rights, Liberty Access, and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIDE), Nigeria Consultative Forum (NCF), Campaign for Democracy (CD), South East zone, Ndigbo Unity Forum, (NUF), NIgeria Traders’Forum (NTF), among other groups.

The leader of the Coalition, Mazi Dan Okeke, who stated this in Abuja , during an interaction with newsmen, said that the groups will show solidarity to junior police officers during the protest.

He vowed that until their requests were granted they would not back out from their support irrespective of the threats against them.

The group called for the immediate and unconditional release of officers arrested, asking the Police authorities instead of deploying intimidation and subterfuge, they should urgently address the congent issues raised by the Police officers concerning their welfare.

Junior officers have threatened to embark on a massive protest against their poor remuneration and welfare package but the authorities of Nigeria Police have denied that their rank and file are planning any protest.

However, the leadership of rank and file of NIgerian Police has insisted that they were still going on with their planned protest inspite of the obvious intimidation from the leadership of NIgerian Police, including arresting some of their key leaders.

Mazi Dan Okeke has cautioned that Federal Government should without further delay constitute and set up a special committee that would address the predicaments being faced by ranks and files instead of using an amorphous and obnoxious method, Mazi Dan Okeke warned.

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